Wader ID

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foxbirds
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Wader ID

Postby foxbirds » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:36 pm

This bird was in with some voc's at Omokoroa on Saturday. It looks like a juvenile pied Stilt but not sure and it was taken from 70 mts away.
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Clinton9
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Re: Wader ID

Postby Clinton9 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:30 pm

This's a 1-year-old South Island Pied oystercatcher. Variable oystercatcher in pied phase, had rather untidy line between white and black.
foxbirds
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Re: Wader ID

Postby foxbirds » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:48 pm

Sorry Clinton9 that should have been stilt not Oystercatcher.
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imogen
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Re: Wader ID

Postby imogen » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:09 pm

If you are talking about the bird at the back, it's a godwit.
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Re: Wader ID

Postby Clinton9 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:20 pm

foxbirds wrote:Sorry Clinton9 that should have been stilt not Oystercatcher.


You are pointing at a Bar-tailed godwit which is grey-brown wader.

The stilts are black and white waders, with long bright pink legs and black needle-like beak.

Pied stilts are white birds with black wings & scapulars and hind-neck and mantle, plus black beaks and long pink legs.
Common in northern New Zealand and often breed inland.

Black stilts are completely black birds, with pink legs.
Gravely endangered specie.

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