Another Shore Birt

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BajanAlan
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Another Shore Birt

Palmerston, NT

ihewman
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See Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. It appears to be a younger individual as juveniles generally have a brighter, rufousy plumage.

Brandon (aka ihewman)

BajanAlan
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Could this be a

Pectoral Sandpiper?

ihewman
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No, I don't think so... Pectoral SP are slightly larger than Sharpies and the streaks on the breast ends ubruptly and the bill is often noticeably two-toned. Even in a younger individual, the breast streaks would be evident.

Brandon (aka ihewman)

SteveM
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I'll 2nd juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, definitely not a Pectoral, for all the reasons Brandon already said, & also Pectoral usually have brighter yellowish-green legs.

pacman
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Alan - this Pectoral Sandpiper was on Christmas Island on 6 Sept and shows some of the ID features mentioned above

Peter

BajanAlan
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The PS looks sort of dopey. The Sharpie looks intellegent. Thanks guys

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