Eurasian Curlew- False Alarm

Subject: Eurasian Curlew- False Alarm
From: allan benson <>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2000 11:12:31 -0800
I finally found two Eastern Curlew at Picnic Point -The Entrance
yesterday(2/2). The bird of interest had a very short bill probably 4-6
cm shorter than its companion. After observing the bird resting,
preening and feeding for 1 1/2 hours it finally lifted its wings to
reveal barring . This confirmed a glimpse of a russet-brown rump
earlier, that indeed this bird was a Eastern Curlew.

After consultation with Tony Palliser, who confirmed the UK obsever had
based his identification on bill length and size, I'm reasoanably
confident that I was observing the same bird and am happy to declare a
false alarm.

Allan Benson
8 Sherston Close Niagara Park NSW Australia 
Phone  61-243- 627189

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