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Bird ID Confirmation - Sri Lanka (1 Viewer)

PhilB40

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Hi,

2 birds that I would like confirmation that my ID is correct if possible please.

First one was taken fairly late at night, and seemed to be building a nest inside the hotel complex, which was near Sigiriya Rock. I think it may be a Dusky Crag Martin?

Second one was in Yala National Park 10/2/17, this one I think is a Lesser Sand Plover.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

PhilB40
 

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THE_FERN

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Sandplovers are difficult at the best of times---and yours is covered in mud. I would have said lesser based (mainly) on overall proportions, leg length
 

PhilB40

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United Kingdom
Sandplovers are difficult at the best of times---and yours is covered in mud. I would have said lesser based (mainly) on overall proportions, leg length
Thanks for the update - I have looked at other Photos taken at the time and found this, which is clearly a different bird, but not in the Mud. Does this help?
 

birdboybowley

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Lesser.....can't remember seeing Greater in SR at all....plenty of Lessers in Yala tho
 

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