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Photo by MountainMan
Punggol, Singapore, August 2005
Calidris subminuta


13–16 cm (5-6¼ in)

  • Upperparts brown, black and rufous
  • White-sided rump
  • White underparts
  • Black-spotted sides and upper breast
  • Chestnut-brown crown
  • White eyebrows
  • Bill dark and slightly decurved
  • Legs are pale
  • Wings have narrow white bars visible in flight
  • Tail white with broad black central stripe and grey edges

Sexes are similar
Juvenile is more brightly coloured

Non-breeding Adult
Photo by Karim Madoya
Tempasuk, Kota Belud, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, November 2007


North-eastern Palearctic; winters south-eastern Asia to the Philippines and Australia.
Breeds in Siberia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Coastal marshes, mudflats, flooded fields, riversides and lotus and paddyfields.



They appear to be monogamous. Ground nesters, pairs often very close together.


Their diet is not well record, but consists of insects, small crustaceans and seeds, foraged in amongst vegetation.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Whatbird.com
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)

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