Calidris temminckii (Temminck's stint) 

Temminckse strandloper [Afrikaans]; Temminck-strandloper [Dutch]; Bécasseau de Temminck [French]; Temminckstrandläufer [German]; Pilrito de Temminck [Portuguese]

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Calidris temminckii (Temminck's stint)   

Temmick's stint in non-breeding plumage, India. [photo Arpit Deomurari ©]


Distribution and habitat

Breeds between 60-75° North from north-western Europe to the Bering Strait, heading south in the non-breeding season to the area from West Africa to eastern China, while a vagrant to southern Africa. Here it has been recorded at Swakopmund, Namibia in December 1998, Savuti, Botswana in February 1987, Leeupan, Gauteng from May-August 1974 and Richard's Bay, KwaZulu-Natal in February 1987. It generally prefers freshwater inland wetlands, especially with mud patches among low growing vegetation.


  • Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG 2005. Roberts - Birds of southern Africa, VIIth ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. 


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