ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

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David Riddell
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby David Riddell » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:36 am

Wandering Tattler?

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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby Jan » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:00 am

One of those tattler jobs. Have to get sav's instruction sheet out and post a more detailed answer. Jan
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby Paynterq » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:04 am

I think it is a wandering tattler, based on the length of the white eye stripe (not sure if the autoreply will identify me: Quentin Paynter).
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby birdiebev » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:05 am

My Answer is Wandering Tattler
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby Graham Saunders » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:28 pm

Siberian Tattler
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Shane McPherson
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby Shane McPherson » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:22 pm

GREY TAILED TATTLER
Tringa brevipes
non-breeding plumage

1) first apparent is the shorter nasal grove, stout wedged bill, yellow legs, the following comination also seperate it from Wandering Tattler

2)supercilium extends beyond eye, although fainter.
3)light margins to the feathers on the mantle
4)lighter grey wash than non-breeding
(the wings are held slightly dropped in this pose, conceealing the flanks, which would provide another cue as to the extent of the scalloping)

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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby noel knight » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:49 pm

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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby Jan » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:34 pm

Photo is of a Wandering/Arctic Tattler because it has wings protruding beyond tail, long "primary projection". This is not that obvious from the angle of the pic, though. The supercilium is broad and only runs to above the eye and not beyond.
It is impossible to tell if it meets above the beak though.
This is not the same sp as the one I have seen at the ashley est. a few times recently, and I understand is not as often visiting. Same as in Oz.
I like these birds, Nick thinks they are boring, hope he gets the answer wrong!
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby keith » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:48 pm

Siberian Tattler
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Re: ID Challenge #1 - closes 15 August 2009

Postby igor » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:20 am

General structure and colouration looks like a tattler - I'll go for grey-tailed based on the overall pale plumage and the estuarine habitat

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