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Long-toed Stint

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Long-toed Stint

Overview

Long-toed Stint: Medium sandpiper, scaled, brown, black and rufous upperparts, white-sided rump, white underparts, black-spotted sides, upper breast. Head has brown crown, white eyebrows. Dark decurved bill. Wings have white bars visible in flight. White tail has black central stripe, gray edges.

Range and Habitat

Long-toed Stint: Breeds in Siberia. During migration can be found on islands in Bering Sea and on outer Aleutians. Preferred habitats include shallow freshwater and brackish wetlands, with bare muddy shores and aquatic vegetation.

INTERESTING FACTS

The Long-toed Stint is very similar to its North American counterpart, the Least Sandpiper.
A group of stints are collectively known as a "spell" of stints.

The Long-toed Stint has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Australia, Asia, and North America and introduced to Europe, this bird prefers shrubland, grassland, and marine ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 25,000 to 100,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Long-Toed Stint is Least Concern.

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