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Taiwan (Hengchun) Waders ID please (1 Viewer)

hi All

I'd appreciate help identifying the waders in these photographs, taken near Hengchun township, Taiwan (in the wetlands area near the brewery). Apologies that the quality of the photos is not great. I've shared my thoughts below, based on my attempts to identify the birds, but I'm not at all confident about these and I'm more than happy to be corrected.

Photo 1: a single bird (marsh sandpiper or greenshank?)

Photo 2: 3 birds (? greater painted snipe in the centre, sharp tailed sandpiper to the left, common snipe on the right?)

Photo 3: Sharp tailed sandpiper?

Photo 4: Sharp tailed sandpipers (3), ? common snipe to the rear & greater painted snipe on the far right.

Many thanks.


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What are 'Short-toed Sandpipers' do you mean Sharp-tailed??

Pic 1 I'd Say Marsh Sandpiper

Pic 2 Central bird I'd say id definitely a Painted Snipe with a Snipe sp to the right and I can't see the third bird to the might be a Sharp-tailed?

Won't comment on the others, too blurry.
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