Is this a Curlew Sandpiper or a Dunlin?

Brian E. Small has graciously provided additional photographs of this interesting shorebird which he took on the upper Texas coast in April.


Figure 1. Side-view showing elongated profile and bill length to good effect. Copyright of Brian E. Small© 2000


Figure 2. Another side-view similar to the original photo. Copyright of Brian E. Small© 2000


Figure 3. Head on, showing detail of the breast streaking. Note the forehead is a little overexposed. Copyright of Brian E. Small© 2000


Figure 4. Copyright of Brian E. Small© 2000


Figure 5. Copyright of Brian E. Small© 2000

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For a second page of comments plus additional reference photos of Curlew Sandpiper click here

For a series of pictures of a Curlew Sandpiper (presumed to be in 2nd calender year) taken by Richard Millington at Cley, England click here


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