Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Little Stint Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris minuta
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Little Stint is a tiny, grey shorebird that acquires a rufous face in the summer (adult bird length approximately 14 cm, weight 20 g, wing 10 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 3.8 cm). In the winter, it looks greyish-brown from above and white from below. It has a white supercilium and grey patch on the sides of its breast. It feeds chiefly on invertebrates.
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:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Terje Kolaas(www.xeno-canto.org/Terje Kolaas), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.