Please help with wader ID

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Subject: Please help with wader ID
From: Ákos Lumnitzer <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:45:04 +1100
Hi birders


A friend of mine gave me explicit permission to use his photo to help in our
quest to ID the bird. He is copied in the e-mail too. 


See image here: 



There was a healthy discussion among a few of us and many are calling it a
non-breeding Double-banded Plover. To me it does not appear right. The legs
are black, the bill is longer and more tapered. A DbP should have yellowish
legs and a far shorter bill when compared to body size. I don?t know, to me,
the bird appears to be a Red-necked Stint. 

Can any of you knowledgeable birders suggest what these two small birds in
front of the godwits are? 


Thanks for your help.


Kind regards





Akos Lumnitzer




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