Bird ID 2

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Subject: Bird ID 2
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:10:19 +1000
Hi Rob

Correct, it is a Grey-tailed Tattler, being a northern hemisphere breeder it
will be actively moulting into breeding plumage at this time of year, hence
the barring on the underparts.

Sandplovers are tough but I think Lesser is right for your other photo.
Looks too short billed and short legged for Greater.



-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Geraghty  
Sent: Thursday, 8 April 2010 10:33 PM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: Bird ID 2

I think this is a Grey Tailed Tattler, because the colour on the wings is
very smooth and seems to be free of fine patterns.  However according to the
S&D field guide, there shouldn't be patterns on the sides of the neck and

Any suggestions would be appreciated!  Sorry about the poor image quality.
It was too dark for the mirror lens and I couldn't get very close with the
300mm zoom.


Rob Geraghty


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