Greater Sand Plover to me, by the bill length, stance, amount of white on
the head. In Darwin, the only Lesser I've seen have been nominate race,
which are short-billed and very distinctively so.
On 10 October 2013 18:28, Janine Duffy <>wrote:
> Forgive me for asking for your expertise once again. On a recent trip to
> Darwin we saw a few shorebirds/waders, and being novices in this department
> we would like some help with id.
> Most particularly for a plover-ish type that I originally thought was a
> Sanderling, but it's been pointed out that the legs are too long and the
> beak not right. You will see it in the first four or five photos here,
> beside what we believe to be a Pacific Golden Plover in partial moult.
> Go to:
> I've also included other photos of waders, including Bar-tailed Godwit,
> Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, Greenshank with their id in the caption. If we
> have any of these wrong, please let me know too.
> Thanks! Janine & Roger
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