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Another wader ID, please (1 Viewer)

missed that - running out of options now - whats left - OK agree with the others but a bit long in the bill though
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Despite the unlikely location I still see this as a juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper and not a juvenile Little Stint.

In addition to the attenuated rear end with 4 primary tips visible, the lower scapulars and coverts are at odds with Little Stint as is the amount of grey feathering around the eye.

White-rumped Sandpipers:


Little Stint:



Little Stint

Little Stint.

The bright white flanks are a good feature, juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper has at least some streaking at all ages. Also the primary projection looks OK for Little Stint (maybe exagerrated by the angle of the photo a little?). White-rumped's wing tips should look even longer.

BR, Mike
Also note the long legs, which helps give the bird a completely different jizz to WRS. I think the long-winged appearance is a photographic illusion (note that the bill looks long too). Juv little stints are very variable. And remember it's in Egypt....
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