Red-necked Stint

Calidris ruficollis

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

RNST

Code 6

CALRUF

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Near Threatened

The Red-necked Stint is a small wader with a breeding range of 971,000 square kilometers. This includes lower montane tundra in eastern Siberia. It winters in a variety of coastal habitats in eastern and southern Asia, Indonesia, and Australasia, and has occurred as a vagrant to Europe and North America. This species forages for food such as insects and small invertebrates in soft mud, and has an estimated global population of 315,000 individuals. It is threatened by destruction of important stopover sites during migration through the Yellow Sea region, and is also susceptible to pesticide use in Australia. The conservation rating for the Red-necked Stint is Near Threatened.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Red-necked Stint: This small sandpiper has mottled brown upperparts and streaked cap. Underparts are white; upper breast is rust-brown and spotted. The face and throat are rust-brown and the bill, legs and feet are black. Forages on shore; sometimes probes mud. Feeds on algae and aquatic plants, insects and insect larvae. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Sexes are similar.

 

Range and Habitat

Red-necked Stint: Breeds on the tundra in arctic northeast Siberia; migrates through Siberia, Mongolia, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia to Australia. Recorded on the western coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands on migration. Preferred habitats include saline sand bars and tidal mudflats along coasts.

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Red-necked Stint SONGS AND CALLS

Red-necked Stint A1

High-pitched display calls and twitters.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"wheet, wheet, whek whek"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Red-necked Stints are among the smallest of waders.
  • They are very similar to the Little Stint, with which they were once considered conspecific.
  • A group of stints are collectively known as a "spell" of stints.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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RANGE MAP HAWAII

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This map shows how this species is distributed across the Hawaiian island.

RANGE MAP PALAU

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

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Chris Vest

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