French: Bécasseau minute German: Zwergstrandläufer Spanish: Correlimos menudo
Hanau am Main, Germany
N Scandinavia through S Novaya Zemlya and NW & NC Siberia to New Siberian Is and R Yana. Winters from Mediterranean and Africa through Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf E to Indian Subcontinent and Myanmar; small numbers in SE Britain and Madagascar.
12–14 cm; 17–44 g; wingspan 28–31 cm. Tiny, compact stint with short bill; feathers of upperparts have dark brown centres and pale rufous fringes or tips;... read more
On the breeding grounds, display call in flight is a fast series of high-pitched trilled notes, “... read more
Tundra of high Arctic, chiefly on dry ground at lower altitude, often among dwarf willows, near... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly invertebrates; during breeding season primarily larval and adult Diptera and small beetles; after breeding also ants, Hymenoptera,... read more
Lays late Jun to early Jul. Monogamous, polygynous or polyandrous. Loosely territorial, with no clearly defined area defended; little or no... read more
Migratory; in broad front across much of W Palearctic; movements S-SW in Jul–Nov, birds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population wintering in coastal W Africa and Europe considered to be stable and estimated at 211,000 birds (1989); of these, up to... read more
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