Little Stint

Little Stint, Calidris minuta, photo © Michael Plagens

Very small bird found at water's edge. Bill is black and there's very light streaking on breast.

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Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper, photo © Michael Plagens

From September to April one of the more common shorebirds along lakes, rivers and ocean shore. Notice white crescent on shoulder.

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Wood Sandpiper

African Wattled Lapwing, photo © Michael Plagens

Yellowish legs, back spotted with white on dark brown and fairly distinct white eyebrow. Northern migrant.

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Ruff photo © Michael Plagens

Mid-sized sandpiper with orange legs and dark bill - non-breeding plumage for this winter migrant.

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Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank photo © Michael Plagens

Long slender bill and dark green-gray legs. Non-breeding plumage for another winter migrant.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 3 March 2016,
updated 22 Nov. 2016.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them, I am teaching myself, sharing with others. If you find an error or appreciate my efforts please send me a message.