ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin

To: "David Stowe" <>
Subject: ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:51:12 +1100
Olive-backed Sunbird seems to be the internationally accepted name and is
used in the latest Pizzey. Clements has split (from memory) the Australian
form of the Black-shouldered Kite and so has named ours the Australian one,
but this does not seem to be universally accepted yet?

On 05/01/2008, David Stowe <> wrote:
> 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??
> Cheers
> 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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