Long-toed Stint

For a moment sunlight on one leg reveals yellow, in contrast to the black legs of the Red-necked and Little Stints.

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The Long-toed Stint is the tiny bird walking to the left from between the two much larger sandpipers.

Compared with the common Red-necked Stint, its movement is more slow and deliberate, unlike the quick energetic actions of the Red-necked Stint.

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