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The Little Stint (Calidris minuta) is a small Eurasian species of shorebird (or wader) in the family Scolopacidae which breeds in the tundra areas of the Arctic. It is a long distance passage migrant that spends the winter in sub Saharan Africa and southern Asia. In addition, there are scattered wintering populations around the Mediterranean Basin as well as on the Atlantic coasts of France, Portugal and Spain. It is generally encountered in north west Europe during autumn migration and to a lesser extent during the spring passage.
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Sunday, 31 January 2016
Labels: Agia, Agia Lake, Birds of Crete, Birds of Europe, Birds of Greece, Calidris minuta, Crete, Greece, Little Stint, May, passage migrant, shorebird, Techniti Limni Agia, wader