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Long‑toed Stint Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris subminuta
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Long-toed Stint is a tiny, grey shorebird with relatively long neck and yellowish legs (adult bird length approximately 15 cm, weight 20 g, wing 9.3 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 3.5 cm). The non-breeding adult looks greyish-brown from above and white from below. It has a white supercilium and a dark eye line. It feeds on worms, insects, small gastropods, molluscs and other tiny invertebrates. It chooses its nesting site in areas with mosses, sedges, and dwarf willows. Typically, it selects a well-concealed, shallow depression on a mound of sedge or dried grass for its nest.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Kim(www.inaturalist.org/people/Kim),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Jens Kirkebymore information, please contact us.