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L&L Knight <>
Sat, 12 Apr 2008 22:35:18 +1000
I've been consulting the reference books on the finer points of stint
identification and have discovered some contradictions where primary
projection is concerned.
In Hayman et.al.'s [Shorebirds] stint comparison chart [p. 398],
Little Stints are listed as having long primary projection and Red-
necked Stints are listed as having medium primary projection.
In contrast, HANZAB notes that adult Little Stints have short primary
projection [moderate in juveniles - p. 250], while primary projection
for Red-necked Stints is "moderate in adults and juveniles (similar
to that of Little Stint)" p. 258. I assume the author means that RNS
have similar primary projection to juvenile LS.
The Wikipedia [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Stint, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-necked_Stint
] entries note long primary projection for both stints. Indeed just
about every online reference I've come across notes long primary
projection to both species.
Why is HANZAB "out of line"? Is it using a different definition of
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