General Description

Non-breeding: Upper body mottled light grey and brown, underparts white. White stripe above the eye. Bill slightly enlarged at the tip. Legs black. Wings with a white stripe fading to grey on primary feathers. Breeding: Upperparts, head and neck red-brown. White eye stripe more faint. Body up to 16 cm long.


Red-necked Stints migrate from the northern hemisphere, where they breed, to Australia in summer. They arrive in August and depart in February-March. Many overwinter in Australia.


Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Intertidal mudflats and inland waters.

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