ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin

To: "'Mike Carter'" <>, "'Dave Torr'" <>, "'David Stowe'" <>
Subject: ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:01:37 +1030
Excellent ! So how do you find it ?

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Mike Carter
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 11:50 AM
To: Dave Torr; David Stowe
Cc: Patrick Ingremeau; Chris Corben; 
Subject: ID request: Broad-billed Sandpiper/Dunlin

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
    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
    > which is why I rarely visit them! I couldn't find any shot
    > Broad-billed Sandpiper!

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