Distinguished from the little and red-necked stints by its darker brown and more scaloped upperparts, yellow (not black) legs and more slender bill. Some Temminck's stints have yellow legs but they have plainer, paler upperparts and white (not greyish) edges to the tail. Only at very close range can the long toes be seen.
Juvenile os more brightly patterned than adult.
Liable to occur on any water body..
Not recorded in the region.