Red-necked stint (846/2300)

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This tiny remarkable bird, about the size of a sparrow, migrates vast distances as it flies twice a year between breeding grounds in the arctic, and tidal mudflats in the Southern Hemisphere where it spends the Austral summer.

Common names
red-knecked stint, rufous-necked sandpiper, eastern little stint
Location
Miranda, Firth of Thames, New Zealand
Photo ID
6338