Plover ID help

Subject: Plover ID help
From: Christopher Watson <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 19:49:11 +0930
Those of us living in deserts aren't so flash on wader ID. Can anyone help
me with this one I found at the sewage ponds in Alice Springs today.

I'm 90% sure it is a Pacific Golden Plover, but looking in some of the field
guides I almost think the bill is too chunky, the head a bit big, the way
the pattern on the forward edge of the wing cuts up a little further back -
perhaps could be a Grey Plover.

Can some wader savant out there give me a hand?

this is the flickr link



Chris Watson
Alice Springs

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