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Old Monday 2nd January 2006, 21:22   #1
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Shorebirds ID?

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Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers. The Semi is a bit out of season up there now, isn't it?
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I agree that the first one is Black-bellied Plover, but the second one looks like a Piping Plover to me (nonbreeding) - the breastband isn't dark enough for Semipalmated.
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Old Monday 2nd January 2006, 22:45   #4
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Don´t know where pic. are taken, but the plover is a Piping.

http://www.giffbeaton.com/Shorebirds...12-17_0156.jpg

http://www.roysephotos.com/PipingPlover.html

Semip.

http://www.roysephotos.com/SemipalmatedPlover.html

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Old Monday 2nd January 2006, 22:51   #5
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Oops

Of course you're right--sorry. Piping Plover, with that great swollen bill.
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