LONG-TOED STINT Calidris subminuta

Yet another Siberian breeder, the exact range being poorly known, and wintering mainly in South-east Asia. As stated previously, very similar to Least Sandpiper, the toes are distinctively long if seen well, but jizz is also an important factor, long legs and neck giving a much slenderer appearence. There has recently (at last) been a bird in the UK enabling everyone to test those identification criteria, only the fourth record, one of which was not proven.

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