PORT PHILLIP BAY


Red-necked Stint 

Calidris ruficollis

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Charadriiformes
Family:
Scolopacidae
Genus:
Calidris
Species:
ruficollis

General Description

Upper body mottled light grey and brown, underparts white. Curved white stripe above the eye. Bill and legs black. Wings with a wide white stripe underneath. When breeding: upperparts, head and neck red-brown. Body up to 16 cm long.

Biology

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

Habitat

Intertidal mudflats and inland waters.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Worldwide.

Species Group

Birds Sandpipers and curlews

Max Size

16 cm

Diet

Omnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Recorded in Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Red-necked Stint, Calidris ruficollis, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 25 Nov 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7934

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