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Sand-plover IDs again
John Clifton-Everest <>
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 10:20:50 +1100
Having now heard from Alan Morris, and various other persons (to whom
thanks), as well as reading Edwin Vella's report, I can see that I have
been guilty of misidentification, and obviously need more experience
with these small waders.
It seems that most, and probably all the birds I saw at Comerong along
with the Red-Capped Plover and the Stints, were Double-Banded Plover. I
now need to find somewhere near Sydney where I can reliably find Lesser
Sand-Plover, so as to make a comparison.
And the seeming inconsistencies in the field-guides continue to trouble
me. Do the birds simply vary that much?
Associate Professor John M. Clifton-Everest
Department of Germanic Studies
University of Sydney
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