[Fwd: [BIRDING-AUS] Little Stint in Melbourne - Plumage]

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From: Chris Brandis <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 09:31:27 +1100
Hi, just a point.
I spent some time in Kenya when waders were passing along the east coast after breeding, including 1000s of Little Stints. Non had all but the faintest sign of breeding plumage, non had the white V on the back.
On the way home I met a South African twitcher who was very exited at just seeing a Red-necked Stint, in non-breeding plumage, and he describe the difficulties including the amount of dark centre in the coverts.  He said one of the first points was the lack of breast white going up in front of the wing as a small triangular patch, the LS has the collar merging into the base line of the wing. So far I have found this true but very subjective depending on how the plumage is sitting, fluffed up or tight.

Cheers  Chis

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