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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 10, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9037412

Cool dude with a penchant for the surf. Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 10, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9037458

Long-billed Curlew maybe

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2012
1:00 AM

Post #9037680

Whimbrel

Resin

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 11, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9038296

That sure looks like it, Resin. I noticed from your pic in birdfiles - you've seen this one before. :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9038382

Yep, they occur over here too, except a different subspecies the ones here have a white rump, yours have a brown rump. Sooner or later they'll get split as separate species (it hasn't happened yet, I checked!), and then I'll have Eurasian Whimbrel and you'll have Hudsonian Whimbrel.

Resin

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 11, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9038426

Would it be separate species or subspecies?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9038566

Separate subspecies at the moment, but evidence which suggests they may be better treated as separate species is being evaluated. When the split will be made officially I don't know.

Resin
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9055274

ok I see the difference now. Long bill is just that. much longer bill. I have never seen a Whimbrel
edited to say can you put pics side by side for comparison Resin??

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