Red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis)

The Red-necked Stint breeds in Siberia and spends the winter in Australia and the adjacent region. Occasionally, though, small numbers traverse the Bering Sea and breed in western Alaska. During migration, Red-necked Stints have been sighted in a variety of locales throughout North America, with the majority of sightings happening near the coasts, although reports have also been made in the continent's interior.

The red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis)

When they appear in western Alaska during breeding season, they are found on tundra along the coast. At other times of year, it is found on tidal mudflats, estuaries, and occasionally on mudflats next to interior water bodies.

During the summer breeding season, feeds on insects and insect larvae. They feed on a variety of tiny marine animals during migration and the winter, including small crustaceans, mollusks, and marine worms.

The red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Forages near the coast or in extremely shallow water, collecting food straight from the ground or probing periodically with their bill.

A Red-necked Stint's nest is a small hole on the ground coated with leaves or other vegetation. Typically, the female lays four eggs, which both parents assist in incubating. When the eggs hatch, the young quickly leave the nest and begin foraging for food on their own. While the male tends to the young, the female frequently departs shortly after the young hatch.

The red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis)

The Red-necked Stint's flight cry is a high-pitched quip.

The majority of Red-necked Stints breed in Siberia, with a few breeding occasionally in western Alaska. Wintering birds are found in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Southeast Asia.

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