Mobile bird identification
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In winter the Little Stint has dull grey upperparts and white underside. It's bill and legs are black. It is one of the smallest waders, smaller than a house sparrow.

Little Stint

Calidris minuta
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Notes:
The first identification clue for the Little Stint is it's very small size, it moves in very quick jerky feeding actions and runs not unlike a Sanderling.
Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

Genus:  Calidris

Species: C. minuta
Note the strongly patterned summer plumage of this Little Stint. The back feathers are black centered and edged chestnut, also note the wing tips protruding beyond the tail. The eye stripe is not very defined on this bird, but is still present.
The Little Stint has a greyish-brown back, note the dark centre to the feathers, a distinctive feature of the Little Stint in winter.
Adult Male & Female (Winter)
Thanks to:https://www.flickr.com/photos/micksway/ (Modified)
Adult Male & Female (Summer)
Breeding distribution
Probably breeding
Probably breeding
Confirmed to be breeding in this area
Confirmed breeding sites
Breeding distribution of the Little Stint
General distribution:
A rare breeding bird in Northern Europe with most nesting further North and moving South in the autumn to winter. A rare passage visitor to the UK where around 700 individuals are recorded per year.
Habitat:
Breeds on high arctic tundra. On passage is usually seen near muddy freshwater pools.
Little Stint in winter plumage feeding.
In summer the Little Stint is bright and strongly patterned. Plumage can vary between birds with breast and head varying from orange-rufous to chestnut. The back feathers are black centered and fringed cream and chestnut.
Little Stint winter plumage
Thanks to:https://www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/ (Modified)
Little Stint summer plumage identification
Thanks to:https://www.flickr.com/photos/60740813@N04/ (Modified)
Little Stint winter plumage identification
Little Stint winter plumage flying
*Greyish brown back, feathers have dark centres

Grey streaked head and breast

Short black bill
White underside
*Very small wader
* key ID points
*Tail shorter than wings
Thanks to:https://www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/ (Modified)
Little Stint flying summer plumage
* key ID points
*Greyish outer tail feathers in flight
*Greyish outer tail feathers in flight

Face, cheeks, neck and breast orange-rufous

Black, cream & chestnut back
*Tail shorter than wings
White underside
*Very small wader
Short black bill
*Whitish forked line over eye
Little Stint summer plumage