ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin

To: "Mike Carter" <>
Subject: ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin
From: David Stowe <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:35:58 +1100
Hi Mike
Yes i agree that the Sacred is a Forest Kingfisher. Whilst my ID skills are not any where in the same league as yourself i would agree that the Terns are not Black-naped. The "Broad-billed Sandpiper" is the image after the Bridled Tern and still seems to be labelled as such on my web browser.

The naming of a couple of birds is different to what i am used to as well. Is that the "international naming" or just old names. eg - Olive-backed Sunbird, Australian Kite??

David Stowe

On 05/01/2008, at 9:56 AM, Mike Carter wrote:

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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