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Calidris minuta

Calidris minuta
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Copyright: mehmet unlu (kolomb) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 21] (181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-19 11:30
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Points: 4
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Küçük kumkuşu / Little stint / Calidris minuta


The beautifully marked juveniles are easily identified by the neat white lines, or braces, down their back. Winter-plumaged birds lack the braces but are smaller and busier than a Dunlin with clean white bellies and short, neat, straight black bills. Indeed, in both summer and winter plumages they most resemble Sanderlings but the smaller stints are never so gleamingly pale and they generally prefer freshwater habitats. They are best separated from Temminck's Stints by a combination of dumpy shape, well-marked plumage and black legs.

Breeds beside Arctic pools, either in upland areas or by the coast. Winters on mudflats and saltmarsh.

Birds nest between June-August on the high Arctic tundra. Adults begin to move south in July, with juveniles in late August. Birds winter as far down as southern Africa.


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Tedirğin bakışlarıyla kum kuşunu iyi yakalamışsınız,tebrikler,

pek sevimli poz vermiş, Mehmet. renkler, yansıma ve netliği de çok güzel. eline sağlık. selamlar.

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