Waders | Red-necked Stint > bird banding & bird flagging

The Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis) is a small migratory wader found in both inland and coastal wetlands and estuaries.

The breeding adult has strong orange-brown coloured head, bordered by dark stippling, unstreaked orange breast, white V on its back, bright orange and gold tones in the upperwing coverts. The non-breeding adult are grey above and pale below. The juvenile is similar but has a richer grey-brown plumage above with pale colour edges to the feathers in the upperparts.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Scolopacidae
  • Genus: Calidris
  • Species: C. ruficollis
  • Binomial name: Calidris ruficollis