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Little or Rednecked Stint?

Unread post by HanlieLr » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:52 pm

Little or Rednecked Stint?

Is the Rednecked Stint considered to be rare?

Photographed in the West Coast National Park on 24 Sept 2013.

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Unread post by Imax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:36 pm

Hanlie, I forwarded the link to your post to Trevor Hardaker and Niall Perrins, as I find the colouring of the bird very interesting.

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:33 am

And while we are waiting for those experts, here is my take on your bird...

Answer to your question regarding the status of the red-necked stint: we are lucky if we see one every year - i.e. they are probably here in small numbers every year, dispersed along most of the Southern African coast from Western Cape going east and north. Considered rare.

Your bird: I believe it to be a little stint, not based on the colouring as you got it in post-breeding plumage, making for interesting and confusing colour patterns, but on the shape of the bill (longer and more slender than RNS and the amount of leg shown above the inter-tarsal joint, more than RNS).

In breeding the LS has a reddish necklace which your bird has not shed yet. The RNS in breeding colours has the sides of the face and the throat brick red and dark grey arrow-head shaped streaking on white in the mid-breast region. None of these RNS breeding features can be seen in your bird.

In non-breeding plumage a RNS will be ash-grey with narrow, sharply defined feather centres, not diffused centres on brown like with LS.

Hope that helps for the time being...
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by HanlieLr » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:25 am

Imax, thank you for your efforts in getting help from the experts.

Johan, I appreciate your thoughts and detailed description between Little and Red-necked stint.

Much appreciated guys,

Regards

Hanlie

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Trevor Hardaker » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:50 pm

Johan has pretty much covered all of the features in his response, so all that I will add is that I agree with him that this is a Little Stint and not a Red-necked Stint...
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by wanderw » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:42 am

Hi guys!
Could somebody please help with the ID of these 2 birds seen in the KTP in October this year.

Second bird was seen with the 1st.

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A pic of the two together for size comparison:

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A Little Stint perhaps? (seemed to have a dark cap though :hmz: )
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:43 am

Both your IDs are spot-on. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by wanderw » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:11 pm

Thanx Johan! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:01 am

not so common in KTP :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:39 pm

Hello Guys

Got a list of unknowns

I am trying to verify.

Two different locations and most pics worthy of the cutting floor


8:Unknown - WCNP
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:09 am

#8 - Little stint
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:14 pm

Thanks Johan

Much Appreciated

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Re: Stint: Little

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:16 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:57 pm

I saw this sandpiper at Velddrif on Monday from the hide.

Before I get excited, can anyone tell me what it is and why. I have an idea, but I am probably incorrect.

Thanks.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:08 pm

Little stint?
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