Long-toed Stint

Calidris subminuta

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

LTST

Code 6

CALSUB

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Long-toed Stint has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Australia, Asia, and North America and introduced to Europe, this bird prefers shrubland, grassland, and marine ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 25,000 to 100,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Long-Toed Stint is Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Long-toed Stint: Medium sandpiper, scaled, brown, black and rufous upperparts, white-sided rump, white underparts, black-spotted sides, upper breast. Head has brown crown, white eyebrows. Dark decurved bill. Wings have white bars visible in flight. White tail has black central stripe, gray edges.

 

Range and Habitat

Long-toed Stint: This species breeds in Siberia and across northern Asia. During its spring migration, these birds can be found on islands in Bering Sea and along the outer Aleutian archipelago. Its preferred habitats include shallow freshwater and brackish wetlands, with bare muddy shores and aquatic vegetation.

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Long-toed Stint SONGS AND CALLS

Long-toed Stint U1

Two juvenile birds chasing each other.

Long-toed Stint U2

High-pitched calls from three birds flushed from rice paddies.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"tseeep", "chrrip"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Long-toed Stint is very similar to its North American counterpart, the Least Sandpiper.
  • Their call is very distinct from other sandpipers. They also have a very distinctive stance.
  • They forage on mudflats and pick up food by sight; they occasionally probe or food. The eat insects, snails and small crustaceans.
  • A group of stints are collectively known as a "spell" of stints.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Yury Lisyak

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