ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin

To: "Dave Torr" <>, "David Stowe" <>
Subject: ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:20:11 +1100
Thanks to the dozen or so helpful people who have emailed to advise where to 
find the image. Now I know where to go when I want help to use my mobile phone 
to access a text message or use it as an alarm clock!
FOUND IT, and I agree with Chris Corben that it is a Curlew Sandpiper.
Regarding names I too noticed some alternatives used by international birders 
which seem strange to us. Particularly Green Oriole for Oriolus flavocinctus 
which we call Yellow Oriole. Knowing no Latin, I always supposed this came from 
the Latin name. Not that that would be an excuse. Colour blindness seems a 
better reason! Using Clements to find Yellow Oriole you may like me, be 
surprised to learn that it is Icterus nigrogularis and it lives in central 
America, not Australia. I know nothing about the bird but presume that it is 
actually yellow.

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

---- Original Message -----
From: Dave Torr
  To: David Stowe
  Cc: Mike Carter ; Patrick Ingremeau ; Chris Corben ; 

  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??

    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!

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