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(Saudi) Wader identification (1 Viewer)

Andrew Whitehouse

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Quite strange looking. Looks most like a Common Redshank to me but with very yellow legs. Young birds tend to have orangey legs but this doesn't look like a juvenile. The shape and plumage look wrong for either of the Yellowlegs. It would help to know where the picture was taken.
 

HH75

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Ireland
Hi all,
This looks to be a Redshank to me also. Both yellowlegs, apart from being rare enough even in western Europe, would have a far longer primary projection beyond the tertials, Spotted Redshank would be paler above, longer-billed and have pale on the bill limited to the base of the lower mandible.
Regards,
Harry
 

AJDH

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lou salomon said:
yes it is redshank; hardly any colour on billbase strikes me - is that a feature of immaturity? orangey legs no problem.
Thanks guys, I'll put it down as a redshank. BTW the picture was taken on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia.
 
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