Zenfolio | Roger MacKertich Photography | Red-necked Stint

The migration of the tiny Red-necked Stint covers thousands of kilometres: they nest in the Siberian tundra, then migrate south, stopping off on the muddy shores of the Yellow Sea to refuel, before continuing on to northern Australia. Many then extend their journey, flying across the harsh interior of Australia until they reach the shores of the southern coastline. And then in six months’ time they do it all again, in reverse — not a bad feat for a bird weighing little more than a box of matches.
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