Upper body mottled light grey and brown, underparts white. White stripe above the eye. Bill slightly enlarged at the tip. Legs black. Wings with a white stripe fading to grey on primary feathers. Breeding: Upperparts, head and neck red-brown. White eye stripe more faint. Body up to 16 cm long. Red-necked Stints migrate from the northern hemisphere, where they breed, to Australia in summer. They arrive in August and depart in February-March. Many overwinter in Australia.
Red-necked Stint |
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Species Profile and Threats Database, Calidris ruficollis
Threats Top Global threats There are a number of threats that affect migratory shorebirds in the East Asian Australasian Flyway.
Global warming and associated changes in sea level are likely to have a long term impact on the breeding; staging and non breeding grounds of migratory waders (Harding et al. 2007).