Help with Dowitchers ID's
Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:39 PM
Here's the link to the article. I think it has been posted on Whatbird before.
I'm thinking Long-billed. Nice straight longish bill with straight supercilium and low set eye. Although you can't see the flanks of the main bird the birds around show nice barring on their flanks. Also, the bird in the forefront show a thicker black stripe on the tail.
Long-billed by JJB1998, on Flickr
Now for a Short-billed. I'm looking at the closest bird. It appears to have an arched supercilium with a higher set eye, and extensive whitish on the chin. Also, doesn't seem to have barring on the flank and a thicker white striping on the tail.
Short-billed 2 by JJB1998, on Flickr
We have more pictures if needed. Thanks.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:16 PM
Not sure on the second, but it's humpy enough to consider Long-billed if you have good bill pictures to add.
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