Double-banded Plover and other waders (belatedreport from NSW)

To: "Nikolas Haass" <>
Subject: Double-banded Plover and other waders (belatedreport from NSW)
From: "Chris Sanderson" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:42:09 +1000
Hi Nikolas,

As others have said, Grey Plover are possible, and I have no reason to doubt
your ID in particular.  It is worth noting, however, that Pacific Golden
Plover are way more common on the east coast of Australia than Grey Plover,
which is obviously different to your experience in other countries.  My
experience of PGP is that they are at home on mudflats as much as in
grass/sedge/salt bush covered areas, so I wouldn't use habitat as a method
of ID.  Your notes on bill and colour are more useful.  I find that Grey
Plovers are also a lot bulkier/fatter looking, and side-by-side a lot larger
than a PGP.


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