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long-billed Curlew or Whimbrel

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I'm going to stir the pot and say Long-billed Curlew. I can't see any head stripes. Another thing that makes me think Curlew is the habitat. I've seen Curlews in grassy fields before, but every Whimbrel I've ever seen has been adjacent to a shoreline.

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I'd vote Whimbrel as well, I think I can make out head stripes, and body colour is better for Whimbrel. They do occasionally come farther inland to lagoons and fields, so it's not much of a surprise. If those are Black-bellied Plovers in the foreground, than a Long-billed should dwarf them, this bird is a lot bigger, but not big enough. My eBird list has some comparison photos for anyone who cares to see: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43569957

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23 minutes ago, egosnell2002 said:

I'd vote Whimbrel as well, I think I can make out head stripes, and body colour is better for Whimbrel. They do occasionally come farther inland to lagoons and fields, so it's not much of a surprise. If those are Black-bellied Plovers in the foreground, than a Long-billed should dwarf them, this bird is a lot bigger, but not big enough. My eBid list has some comparison photos for anyone who cares to see: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43569957

Cool pics! You need to add those to the comparisons thread. I'm looking at the bird on my phone. Maybe I could see the head stripes on a p.c.

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4 hours ago, creeker said:

Cool pics! You need to add those to the comparisons thread. I'm looking at the bird on my phone. Maybe I could see the head stripes on a p.c.

Where is the thread? 

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8 minutes ago, egosnell2002 said:

Where is the thread? 

I think its in the main photography heading.

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Once you get away from a coastline, those sort of habitat preferences do change. Here where I live, Whimbrels are often seen in the grasslands behind the beaches. (Well, they're not often seen at all, but when they are, they're often seen away from the beach.)

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