Spotted Greenshank on 80 mile Beach WA

To: Adrian Boyle <>, birding aus <>
Subject: Spotted Greenshank on 80 mile Beach WA
From: Tun Pin Ong <>
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 15:27:26 -0800 (PST)
Dear Adrian,

Great to learn that it is making Australia its
wintering home. I would personally prefer to call this
bird Nordmann's Greenshank as it has hardly any spots
in non-breeding plumage. The number is estimated to be
not more than 1000 individuals according to BirdLife

Perhaps you should report the sighting to Nial Moores
in Korea who is working on the conservation of Korean
wetlands. (

The bird does not often associate with Common
Greenshank but when it does sometimes side by side, it
is alot easier to tell it apart, especially you had
mentioned the 2 toned yellow/blackish bill and other

I have a blog dedicated to this highly threatened
species where I have consolidated photos and infor
from Malaysia, Hongkong, Thailand, Korea - and
hopefully Australia soon.

Thanks for the good news.

Tun-Pin Ong
St Leonards (Sydney) NSW

--- Adrian Boyle <> wrote:

> Yesterday the 2nd of December Tony Kirkby and myself
> whilst conducting a
> organised shorebird count of the area located a
> Spotted Greenshank.

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