LITTLE STINT Calidris minuta


Very similar to the previous species and breeding to the west of it, also in the high Arctic, this is a familiar passage migrant in Europe on its way to Africa (it also winters east to the Indian subcontinent). Whilst juveniles are common on passage, the right hand shot is a plumage rarely seen in Britain, a bird in non-breeding plumage taken in Ethiopia.


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