Calidris ruficollis   (Pallas,  1779) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae

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Description
Size: 13-16 cm.

Voice: Slightly coarser than Little Stint.

Habits: Gregarious, often found in large flocks mixed with other waders.

Adult: Sexes alike. Non-breeding (winter): Indistinguishable from little stint, but slightly larger and with a shorter, stouter and blacker tarsus, and greyish-brown upperparts with narrow dark shafts. Breeding (summer): Similar to little stint, except with chin, rufous face, throat, neck and upper breast, and black streaked head.

Synonym (s)
Trynga ruficollis Pallas, 1776

Common Name (s)
• Rufous Necked Stint (Rohini)
• Eastern Little Stint (English)
• Rufous-necked Stint (English)
• Red-necked Stint (English)
• Chhota panlowwa (Hindi)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Sundarban INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• SRI LANKA
• Goa, Divar Island INDIA (Record: 13/09/1999, 17/01/2001)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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