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Red-necked stint        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Red-necked stints are 'peeps' -- very small Calidris sandpipers much like the the least and western sandpipers common in North America.   Red-necked stints do have considerable rusty color when breeding but these winter adults are in typical subdued non-breeding plumage.   These were all photographed on the mudflats at the Esplanade in Cairns, north Queensland, Australia.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter, some with fill-in flash (2016)