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Id Help - Bhigvan, Near Pune, Maharashtra, India (juveniles) - 4 (1 Viewer)

mihir

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India
Request id help for these birds photographed in June.
 

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Vyomkesh

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India
Don't think either Greenshank or Marsh Sandpiper would be breeding in India.

Third is Black-winged Stilt chick.

First 2 look like a Charadrius sp chicks-not sure what species are breeding in the area?
Little Ringed do breed here. Beak doesn't look good for Kentish.
Sand plovers don't breed in the region.

1-2. Presumably little ringed plovers (Kentish plover seems not to breed round there).
Yes, got idea later on
 

Vyom B. Vyas

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India
Kentish Plovers aren't known to breed in Maharashtra (w. India) rather they breed in the southern part of India, a bit of Gujarat and a few Northern states, and Sri Lanka (BirdLife International 2021). Although there are records outside of the dedicated range map, they seem to be adult birds rather than newly hatched. So probably a Little Ringed would be better but Kentish cannot be eliminated fully at this stage. So Charadrius sp. could fit unless there are photos of adults nearby.
And the other one is a newly hatched Black-winged stilt as mentioned by others.
 

Vyom B. Vyas

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India
That wouldn't prove anything either way - except that little ringed plover is hugely more likely, which is known anyway.
Well, but there are scattered records of breeding Kentish near this location. So it's not totally conclusive to rely only on location. I'd still not call it a Little-ringed or Kentish. Little-ringed is expected but that doesn't entirely support this has to be the same species. I'd go for Charadrius sp. again unless there are additional photos of adults :)
 

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