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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Temminck's Stint

Temminck's StintCalidris or Erolia temminckii, is a small wader.
This stint's breeding habitat is bogs and marshes in the taiga of Arctic northern Europe and Asia. It will breed in southernScandinavia and occasionally Scotland. It has a distinctive hovering display flight. It nests in a scrape on the ground, laying 3–4 eggs. Temminck's Stint is strongly migratory, wintering at freshwater sites in tropical Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia.

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