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Snowy/Kentish Plover split

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Old Monday 25th January 2010, 10:26   #1
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Snowy/Kentish Plover split

Just spotted this which may be of interest on the Sheffield University homepage, regarding evidence that Kentish and Snowy plovers are a separate species...

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mediacentre/2009/1394.html
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Old Monday 25th January 2010, 10:48   #2
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Birders on the Western seaboard of the British Isles please bone up on phenotypical differences between Kentish and Snowy before autumn 2010............

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See also: http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=150697

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Old Monday 25th January 2010, 11:42   #4
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Suspected this may have been discussed before, just thought I'd pass it on as it's in the news.
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Hi, as Farnboro John mentioned in the other thread, the bird that wintered in Lancashire during 1992-1996 may well have been from the US.I was lucky enough to see this bird on numerous occasions during its stay and always thought as did many other observers that it looked particularly short-legged and short-winged for a Kentish.It was well photographed during its stay.I do remember hearing it call on a few occasions, so must dig out my notes.There was also a wintering "Kentish Plover" on the Wirral during 1974/75 which was speculated as being a Snowy.

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Looks like there is another one too..... just exploring if there is anything useful in calls to separate them
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