Species Details

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Temminck's Stint Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris temminckii
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Temminck’s Stint is a tiny brownish shorebird with yellowish-green legs (adult bird length approximately 15 cm, weight 20 g, wing 9.5 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 1.7 cm, tail 4.5 cm). The non- breeding adult looks uniform brownish-grey from above, and white from below except for a brownish-grey breast. It feeds on worms, crustaceans, molluscs, insects and other invertebrates. The breeding habitat of Temminck's stint is found in bogs and marshes within the taiga of Arctic northern Europe and Asia. They primarily breed in southern Scandinavia, occasionally in Scotland. These birds are known for their distinctive hovering display flight. They construct nests by scraping the ground, where they lay a clutch of 3-4 eggs. During migration, Temminck's stints travel to freshwater sites in tropical Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and parts of Southeast Asia.

What sets Temminck's stint apart is its intriguing breeding and parental care system. Both male and female parents take part in incubating separate clutches, usually in different locations. Males establish small territories and mate with a female who lays the first clutch of eggs. The female then moves to a different territory, finds another mate, and lays a second clutch, which she incubates on her own. Meanwhile, the first male may mate with a second female who arrives at his territory, and she lays her second clutch there. The male takes on the responsibility of incubating the first mate's first clutch alone.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Lars Edenius(www.xeno-canto.org/Lars Edenius), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.