[AfricanBirding] Colour-flagged Curlew Sandpiper

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Subject: [AfricanBirding] Colour-flagged Curlew Sandpiper
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 11:50:39 +1000
Hi Folks,
Again, a message forwarded from that may be of interest and gives some contacts. It seems our bird created a sensation over there. I don't have a direct role in this, I have been on years of wader surveys but have not banded a wader (though I support the studies of those that have done so).
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From: Les Underhill, ADU <>
To: m("","sabirdnet");"> <m("","sabirdnet");">>; m("","africanbirding");"> <>
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2002 17:52
Subject: [AfricanBirding] Colour-flagged Curlew Sandpiper

Dear Brian and birdnetters ---
The following comes from Dr Pavel Tomkovich, who is ornithologist at the museum of the Moscow State University, and one of the world's leading wader specialists. He
suggests that Brian's yellow legflagged CuSa comes from NW Australia. If this proves to be the case, this bird is getting on to be as exciting as the Great Knot at Langebaan, because it will be the first record of a CuSa that has changed its nonbreeding grounds
between the two southern continents! --- Les

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From:          "Pavel Tomkovich" <>
To:            "Les Underhill, ADU" <>
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Subject:       Re: April meeting --- Curlew Sandpiper IWS
Date:          Tue, 2 Apr 2002 18:01:16 +0400

Hello Les!

My guess is that the bird originates from NW Australia where all waders
receive yellow flag on right tibia. It would be the very first such movement
if to prove this by handling
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