[CT Birds] LONG-BILLED at DOWITCHER.@ G…
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 28 17:22:14 EDT 2014
Just a word of caution if you plan to look for the Guilford LB DOWITCHER. Last week There was also an adult Short-billed DOWITCHER of the hendersoni or prairie race, which also has quite colorful (orangey underparts). Thanks to Patrick Comins for sharing his photo with me. Study up on the differences in Sibley or Karlson field guides.
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> On Jul 28, 2014, at 10:00 AM, Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> From Frank Mantlik,
> 7/28. Guilford, She'll Beach Rd marsh - in addition there is now an adult LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER feeding by itself and apart from 4 Short-billed Dowitchers. Rich Rusty underparts, white barred undertail coverts, very long bill (probably female), exhibiting hump- back and pot belly ("swallowed a grapefruit look").
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