RED-NECKED STINT Calidris ruficollis

The Eastern equivalent of our Little Stint, and difficult to separate in non-breeding plumage, large flocks winter in Australia and S.E. Asia. Mainly an Arctic breeder, there have been several records in Britain, they may well have been overlooked in the past. The bird in the right-hand shot, taken in Kamchatka, is in the breeding plumage which gives it the name, the majority moult before arrival on the wintering grounds in Australia etc..

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