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RED NECKED STINT (Calidris ruficollis)
Biodiversity > Birds > Regular Visiting Birds

Red necked stint

The smallest of the waders to regularly visit Lord Howe Island, these birds are often overlooked. Breeding in North east Siberia in the northen summer, they then migrate in to the southern hemisphere and each year 6 to 10 visit Lord Howe Island. Occasionally a few stay over winter. Sand flats at low tide at north Bay are the best palces to see this species.

length: 15cm; wingspan 36cm.

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