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Old Saturday 1st December 2012, 15:51   #1
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ID Plover from Indonesia

I took these pictures in November 2012 in Flores (Indonesia), south of Labuan Bajo.
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Old Saturday 1st December 2012, 16:00   #2
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I took these pictures in November 2012 in Flores (Indonesia), south of Labuan Bajo.
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Greater Sand Plover is my first reaction, but I have heard lone birds can be tricky. The first photo seems to show a long, heavy bill, but it looks more lightweight in the second shot. The palish legs might be more pro Greater, too.

Not birded that side of the world or seen either species anywhere else, but GSP would be my guess.

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Isn't it a Kentish?
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Old Saturday 1st December 2012, 16:10   #4
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Isn't it a Kentish?
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Old Saturday 1st December 2012, 16:17   #5
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Your quite right, I completely overlooked the collar, as the bill looks so broad towards the base.

You live and you learn, thanks guys.

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Maybe it is a Javan Plower?
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Javan Plover - look at those nice warm buffish tones...
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Old Sunday 2nd December 2012, 01:41   #9
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Maybe it is a Javan Plower?
I didn't consider it at the time Oleg, as I saw the collar, and didn't think they looked too gingery around the cap, ear coverts and breast sides. Looking again..., and the rather pale legs.
No field experience of Javan so I couldn't disagree with Stuart.

Edit, Oh James as well, it looked quite dark on my monitor
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I didn't consider it at the time Oleg, as I saw the collar, and didn't think they looked too gingery around the cap, ear coverts and breast sides. Looking again..., and the rather pale legs.
No field experience of Javan so I couldn't disagree with Stuart.

Edit, Oh James as well, it looked quite dark on my monitor
No excuses needed! Javan Plover was actually once considered a subspecies of Kentish, quite amazingly. It was once thought to be endemic to Java and Bali, but has now been found breeding in south Sumatra, and all the way east to Flores, Sumba, Sulawesi and Timor. Good vagrancy potential to Australia I reckon..

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Any records from further west? Are we going to get another dealbatus where they start popping up all over the place?
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Pity the Swinhoe's / White-Faced Plover never quite made it to full species status!
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Dear friends! Of course I am very happy that I was able to make pictures of Javan Plover in Flores.
Thank you all for the help and clarification.
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Any records from further west? Are we going to get another dealbatus where they start popping up all over the place?
You never know, but I doubt it, they don't seem to move around too much, sedentary with some minor movements I guess - though dependings on the habitat loss on Java I guess - they could push them further afield - though the lapwings didn't seem to go anywhere!

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