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Old Feb 10, 2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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Good shots of a nice variety of bitds. Your curlew, however, is a Whimbrel - Long-billed Curlews do not have stripes on the head. I did post one a day or two ago that you can look at for comparison. The Whimbrel also is smaller than the Long-billed, and only a little larger than the Willet in the same picture.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=11
Actually, upon further research I am going to stick with my original ID. The Whimbrel has a much shorter bill than these birds. I think it is easier to mistake the head stripe than it is the bill length. Thanks for challenging me to do more research.

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P.S. I learned the word Kleptoparasitism that day. Great word. I think some of my Jr. High students suffer that. Great word.

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