Plover?

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Mike
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Plover?

Saw three of these today by Grahamstown Dam, near Raymond Terrace, NSW. My best guess at the moment is they were Pacific Golden Plovers, but I'm not 100% convinced. The birds I saw had longer tails than the pictures/photos in my books. They bobbed their tails up and down as they moved about - does this help ID them?

marj
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Australasian Pipit, Anthus novaeseelandiae. That bobbing movement is characteristic.

Still classified as Richard's Pipit by some taxonomic authorities.

Mike
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Ah! Many thanks, Marj. I was way off.

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