Painted Snipe & Others, Ash Is.

To: "'Tom Wilson'" <>
Subject: Painted Snipe & Others, Ash Is.
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 10:41:36 +1100
Hi Tom

A Long-toed Stint was seen on Ash Island early this year. I have only
seen one Long-toed Stint in my whole life but have seen a number of
photos of them. Generally I can described them as being very much like
tiny (minature) Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and about the same size of a
Red-necked Stint (but usually having more of an upright stance than a
Red-necked stint and having olive to yellow-olive legs), but be careful
as Sharp-tailed Sandpipers do show much size variation (with some
approaching Stint size). 

You may have seen juv. Red-necked Stints from what you have described
(juveniles being more heavily streaked on the crown and the sides of the
breast and often having slight rufous colouring on the mantle).



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