ID help: Sandpiper

To: Harry Nyström <>
Subject: ID help: Sandpiper
From: Allan Richardson <>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:43:50 +1000
HI guys,

It's a Red Knot - the photos are a little overexposed so the highlights are 
washing out and hiding the markings on the rump.

As Harry pointed out in one of the photos you can just make out the darkest 
rump speckling but the exposure is just hiding the remaining marks.

You're right about the Willet Stephen, the size, bill proportions and wing 
markings are not consistent (no black in under wing and upper primaries) with 

Allan Richardson
Morisset NSW

On 14/09/2013, at 4:35 PM, Harry Nyström wrote:

> How about a Great Knot? I'm fairly sure I see e.g. some darker dotting in
> the white rump/uppertail coverts.
> Never seen one, so it's a long shot, but it was the first thing on my mind.
> -Harry
> 2013/9/14 Stephen Murray <>
>> Thanks for the replies so far guys. I did consider Willet, but I don't
>> think
>> the bird is big enough. Also it has a pale underwing. Red knot would be
>> closer to the size, but doesn't have pure white rump.
>> Cheers Steve Murray
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Peter Madvig 
>> Sent: Saturday, 14 September 2013 12:55 PM
>> To: Stephen Murray; 'Birding Aus'
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] ID help: Sandpiper
>> Willet is the closest I can get...but, not sure re underwing!?!
>> Chheers
>> Peter

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