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Australian Snipes, Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers



FAMILY : Painted-snipes

Painted Snipe
(Rostratula benghalensis)
Painted Snipe
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FAMILY : Snipes, Godwits, Curlews, Whimbrels, Stints, Sandpipers

Common Sandpiper
(Actitis hypoleucos)
Common Sandpiper
The Common Sandpiper is a wader with grey brown back and white underside. The legs are yellow brown. The eye has white line above it and small white semi circle below forming a white eye ring. The bill is straight and pointed, and dark grey with... Click to continue>
Ruddy Turnstone
(Arenaria interpres)
Ruddy Turnstone
The Ruddy Turnstone is a wading bird that visits Australia in summer. It has a grey brown back and wings with black mottling. The head is brownish and streaked with white. The breast is dark, becoming black in the breeding season. The underside is... Click to continue>
Upland Sandpiper
(Bartramia longicauda)
Upland Sandpiper
The Upland Sandpiper is a brown sandpiper with relatively long neck. The back and wings are dark brown an mottled. The neck and breast are brown and streaked with white. The head is brownish on top and white around the eye and chin. It has fairly... Click to continue>
Baird's Sandpiper
(Calidris bairdii)
Baird's Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper is a small wader. It has brown back and wings. The head and chest are light brown with dark streaks. It has a black bill and dark coloured legs. The underside is whitish. Non-breeding plumage is more grey brown. Males and females... Click to continue>
Curlew Sandpiper
(Calidris ferruginea)
Curlew Sandpiper
The Curlew Sandpiper is a fairly small sized shorebird. The non breeding plumage is pale grey above with white underside. It has a long dark coloured bill and black legs and feet. The breeding plumage is dark grey above and reddish brown below, with... Click to continue>
Dunlin
(Calidris alpina)
Dunlin
The Dunlin is a small plump wader with long dark bill and fairly long dark legs. In the breeding season it has reddish brown back, black belly, and reddish brown head crown. Outside the breeding season it is mainly grey with white underside. Males... Click to continue>
Great Knot
(Calidris tenuirostris)
Great Knot
The Great Knot is a medium sized shorebird and is the largest species in the Calidris genus. It has dark legs and thin dark bill. The winter plumage is grey above. Breeding adults have mottled greyish plumage above with some reddish markings. It is... Click to continue>
Little Stint
(Calidris minuta)
Little Stint
The Little Stint is a very small wader. teh non-breeding plumage is mottled grey above and white below. The breeding plumage has a reddish breast, white throat and white v-shaped marking on the back that is visible from behind. The dark bill has a... Click to continue>
Long-toed Stint
(Calidris subminuta)
Long-toed Stint
The Long-toed Stint is a small wading bird. The non-breeding plumage is mottled grey above with pale underside with pale speckles. The breeding plumage is more reddish brown above. The crown of the head is brown with a pale streak above the eye. It... Click to continue>
Pectoral Sandpiper
(Calidris melanotos)
Pectoral Sandpiper
The Pectoral Sandpiper is a wading bird with fairly long bill that has slight downwards curve. The legs are yellowish green and the bill is dark with yellow at the base. The back is reddish brown and black with two thin white stripes along the back.... Click to continue>
Red Knot
(Calidris canutus)
Red Knot
The Red Knot is a medium sized shore bird. The winter plumage is pale grey and males and females are similar in appearance. The breeding plumage is mottled grey with reddish brown face throat and breast. The females breeding plumage is similar to... Click to continue>
Sanderling
(Calidris alba)
Sanderling
The Sanderling is a small sandpiper. It is mainly light grey in colour with darker back. In the breeding season the head, breast, back and wings are reddish brown streaked with dark and light. The underside is white. It the non-breeding season the... Click to continue>
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
(Calidris acuminata)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper is a brownish grey wading bird. It has a reddish brown on top of the head and a white face with darker band through the eye. It is heavily marked with dark and light pattern. The breeding plumage is richer brown with more... Click to continue>
White-rumped Sandpiper
(Calidris fuscicollis)
White-rumped Sandpiper
The White-rumped Sandpiper is a fairly small shorebird. The non-breeding plumage is mottled grey above with pale underside and a white eye stripe. The breeding plumage motled brownish above. Both males and females are similar in appearance during... Click to continue>
Lathams Snipe
(Gallinago hardwickii)
Lathams Snipe
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Grey-tailed Tattler
(Heteroscelus brevipes)
Grey-tailed Tattler
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Wandering Tattler
(Heteroscelus incanus)
Wandering Tattler
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Broad-billed Sandpiper
(Limicola falcinellus)
Broad-billed Sandpiper
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Asian Dowitcher
(Limnodromus semipalmatus)
Asian Dowitcher
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Bar-tailed Godwit
(Limosa lapponica)
Bar-tailed Godwit
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Black-tailed Godwit
(Limosa limosa)
Black-tailed Godwit
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Hudsonian Godwit
(Limosa haemastica)
Hudsonian Godwit
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Stilt Sandpiper
(Micropalama himantopus)
Stilt Sandpiper
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Eastern Curlew
(Numenius madagascariensis)
Eastern Curlew
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