Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

TEST

Code 6

CALTEM

ITIS

Egg Color:

Brown



Number of Eggs:

4



Incubation Days:

21 - 22



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

On open ground or low vegation.



Nest Material:

Plants pieces.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Temminck's Stint: Small sandpiper with gray-brown upperparts and faint breast band and white underparts. Dark tail is long with white outer feathers; upperwings are gray-brown and have dark markings. Sexes are similar. Juvenile is paler overall and lacks the black markings on the wings.

Range and Habitat

Temminck's Stint: Breeds in the far northern arctic of Europe and Asia. Favors inland bodies of water during migration to Africa and the coasts of India and South Asia, where it winters on the margins of sheltered bays and estuaries. Very rarely, it may wander to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska during migration.

Breeding and Nesting

Temminck's Stint: Breeds on fairly bare ground in arctic tundra. Simple cup nest lined with bits of vegetation is placed on ground or in low shrubs. Lays four brown eggs. Complex mating structure with female laying eggs then leaving to mate and lay eggs that she incubates with a second male while the first male incubates her first clutch. First male also mates with a second female to produce another second clutch. Incubation lasts 21 to 22 days, first flight 15 to 18 days after hatching.

Foraging and Feeding

Temminck's Stint: Often feeds alone, moving cautiously and slowly like a small mouse while picking small insects and invertebrates from surface of water and mud at the margin of sheltered waters.

Vocalization

Temminck's Stint: Prolonged trilling "tiriririr."

Similar Species

Temminck's Stint: Baird's Sandpiper is larger, has black legs and wingtips extend past tail.

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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.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X