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Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii L 14-15cm. Tiny, slim-bodied wader with deliberate, almost creeping, feeding action. Compared to Little Stint, has short, yellow legs, longer tail and wings, and slightly downcurved bill. Note clear demarcation between dark breast and white underparts and white outer tail feathers. Sexes are similar. Adult in summer has grey-brown upperparts and streaked grey head, neck and breast; many back feathers having dark centres. Underparts are white. In winter (unlikely to be seen here), has uniform grey-brown upperparts and white underparts. Juvenile has white underparts and brownish upperparts with scaly-looking back. Voice Utters a trilling call. Status Scarce passage migrant; favours margins of shallow freshwater pools. A few pairs breed in Scotland.
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