First record of a long-toed stint (Calidris subminuta) in New Zealand

Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) Science Article 1


On 31 August 1997 Sheila Petch and Nick Allen were at Jarvis Road, Lake Ellesmere looking for shorebirds newly arrived from the Northern Hemisphere. While looking at a flock of recently arrived red-necked stints (Calidris ruflcollis) they noticed a bird of similar size, but with pale legs and much brighter plumage. However, the bird flew off before a description or photograph could be obtained, and it was not located again that day.

SHEILA PETCH et al, Notornis, 2002, Vol. 49: 185-186

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