Description The Little Stint is a very small wader. teh non-breeding plumage is mottled grey above and white below. The breeding plumage has a reddish breast, white throat and white v-shaped marking on the back that is visible from behind. The dark bill has a fine tip, and the legs are dark. Both male and female look alike. Young birds have pale stripes on crown of the head.
Size about 12 cm to 15 cm long
Habitat coastal mudflats and shores of inland water
Food small invertebrates
Breeding The nest is a scrape in the bare ground, where the female lays three to five eggs. It does not breed in Australia.
Range It breeds in arctic Europe and Asia, and is a rare vagrant to Australia