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Wader ID help
Dimitris Bertzeletos <>
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:46:38 +0200
The largish bird in the center is a Red Knot. Among other difference ruff's
have upperparts that are similarly patterned to those of Sharp-tailed
Sandpipers and this bird has a plain grey back.
> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:03:23 +1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Wader ID help
> Hello all. My brother sent me a shot of a wader for identification, and I
> had to tell him I was unsure. It was taken at the Western Treatment Plant in
> Victoria. The picture is on my pbase site at
> It is the largish wader in the centre. The picture is not great but should
> be good enough for some comments. My only thought was possible Ruff,
> because it's Larger than Curlew and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers; rather
> featureless plumage; bill slightly longer than head length.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Cheers Steve Murray
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