Long-toed Stint

Calidris subminuta

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

LTST

Code 6

CALSUB

ITIS

Egg Color:

White brown with red brown spots



Number of Eggs:

3 - 5



Incubation Days:

18 - 22



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

On ground, near water.



Nest Material:

Lined with grasses and leaves.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Long-toed Stint: Medium-sized sandpiper with scaled, brown, black and rufous upperparts, white-sided rump, white underparts, and black-spotted sides and upper breast. Head has chestnut-brown crown and white eyebrows. Bill is dark and slightly decurved; legs are pale. Wings have narrow white bars visible in flight. Tail is white with a broad black central stripe and gray edges. Sexes are similar. Juvenile is more brightly colored.

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.

Breeding and Nesting

Long-toed Stint: Three to five white brown eggs spotted with red brown are laid in a ground scrape lined with grass and leaves, usually built under a shrub near water. Incubation ranges from 18 to 22 days and is carried out by both parents.

Foraging and Feeding

Long-toed Stint: Feeds on aquatic invertebrates; forages on mudflats.

Vocalization

Long-toed Stint: Emits sharp ringing or trilling calls. Flight call is a purring "chrrip." Contact call is a "tseeep."

Similar Species

Red-necked Stint is bulkier, has a rufous chin and throat, and black legs.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X