Temminck's Stint

      Calidris temminckii

      Information

      The Temminck's Stint, named after the Dutch ornithologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858), is a rarer passage migrant than the Little Stink although its breeding areas are closer to Switzerland. The plain-coloured birds prefer cover, occur solitarily or in flocks and can be found at small, muddy ponds or tiny riparian strips.

      Voice

      Status (in CH)
      regular, rare migrant
      Annual cycle
      The bar on the top line indicates during which seasons the species can be observed regularly in Switzerland. There can be great seasonal fluctuations of numbers. The middle bar indicates the typical migration seasons of a species. The bottom bar indicates the period during which the species normally breeds. As a rule it spans the period from egg-laying to fledging of the young.
      Annual cycle
      Annual cycle

      Facts

      Population size in Switzerland (Pairs)
      -
      Migration behaviour
      predominantly long-distance migrant
      Diurnal/nocturnal migrant
      Nocturnal migrant
      Length (cm)
      13-15
      wing span (cm)
      28-31
      Weight (g)
      17-32
      Nest site
      ground
      Food
      insects, earthworms
      Group
      Sandpipers and allies
      Habitat
      wetlands, lakes, rivers & streams
      Distribution
      Distribution
      Distribution