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Red-necked Stints and Red-capped Plovers

Red-necked Stints and Red-capped Plovers
LaughingDove, 24 Jul 2016
    • LaughingDove
      24/07/2016
      Rottnest Island
      I\'ve spent ages going through two different field guides to try and work this out but I\'m still not sure. I hate identifying waders.
      The one on the left is a Red-capped Plover of course.
      I believe these two are the same species as the one in the other picture but are different individuals. I don\'t have any different views of these individuals.
    • Chlidonias
      I think they're red-necked stints. I can't see what else they would be really.
    • LaughingDove
      Looks like a good ID to me, but would you say that's sure enough to count?
    • Chlidonias
      well there's four (?) species of stints recorded in Australia but only the red-necked is likely. With their size I would be happy with it. I might suggest posting on Birdforum for some other opinions (from better wader IDers than me!).
    • LaughingDove
      I think you are right but I've posted on BirdForum as well to be sure. Thanks very much :)
    • LaughingDove
      I posted on BirdForum and got an agreement and I'm pretty happy with that ID too so I'll go with Red-necked Stint. :)
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    Australia - Wildlife
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    LaughingDove
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    24 Jul 2016
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