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common sandpiper or common greenshank?

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Old Thursday 17th December 2009, 16:15   #1
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common sandpiper or common greenshank?

Hello experts, This photo was shot in bangalore, India. Could you please help me with the ID?

Thanks in advance,
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Old Thursday 17th December 2009, 16:17   #2
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Niether i dont think, Wood sandpiper maybe?
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Old Thursday 17th December 2009, 16:17   #3
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yep Wood Sands
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Hi wood sandpiper. Nice photo, with the left hand bird showing the white supercilium. Greenshank would show longer legs and longer beak whilst the common sandpiper is a shorter, stokier bird with a tell tale white gap in front of the folded wings and no white supercilium. Also common sandpiper is prone to bobbing lots whereas the wood sandpiper doesn't have the same frequent bobbing style.
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Old Thursday 17th December 2009, 16:55   #7
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All, thanks so much for the ID.
Jono, That was very informative.

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hi dn

I wish my suspected Common Sandpiper turned out to be Woods... Lol

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Cracking pic of Wood Sandpipers!!

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