ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin

To: "Patrick Ingremeau" <>, <>
Subject: ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 09:56:33 +1100
This exercise shows just how hopeless I am at negotiating web-pages which is why I rarely visit them! I couldn't find any shot labelled Broad-billed Sandpiper! I did find one of a Curlew Sandpiper correctly labelled as such. A Dunlin at Cairns would be very exciting. Less than a handful of records in the whole of Australia. Perhaps that was the shot originally titled Broad-billed Sandpiper relabelled as a result of Chris Corben's ID advice. And relevant to recent discussions, it also shows why BARC is essential. While searching for it I did find two other ID errors but I'd be interested to know if others agree. I'd say the Sacred Kingfisher is a Forest and the Black-naped Terns are Little Terns. In my experience the incidence of ID errors is disturbingly high on web-sites.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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