1068. Tringa ruficollis

1068. Eastern Little Stint.
TRINGA RUFICOLLIS.
Tringa ruficollis, Pallas, Reis. Russ. Reichs. iii. p. 700 (1776) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 472 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 545 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 274 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 920 ; T. damacensis, Horsf. Tr. Linn. Soc. xiii. p. 192 (1821) ; T. albescens, Temm. Fl. Col. v. pl. 41 (1823) ; Gould, B. of Austr, vi. pl. 31.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Differs from T. minuta in being somewhat larger, and in having the sides of the face and neck, the throat and chest bright rufous, the chin alone whitish ; bill and legs black ; iris nearly black. Culmen 0.7, wing 4.0, tail 1.85, tarsus 0.7, middle toe 0.7 inch. Female similar but with less rufous in the plumage. In winter plumage this species is undistinguishable from T. minuta.
Hab. North-eastern Siberia from the Taimyr to Kamchatka, migrating south for the winter through Dauria and Mongolia, to Japan, China, Burma, India, the Malay Archipelago, and Australia.
In general habits it does not differ from T. minuta. It doubtless breeds on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in North east Siberia, but its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1068. Tringa ruficollis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1068
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
771
Common name: 
Eastern Little Stint
M_ID: 
4335
M_CN: 
Red-necked Stint
M_SN: 
Calidris ruficollis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10219

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