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Need help with this Snipelike wader.

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17 hours ago, Mike_56 said:

Why? This is a classic Long-billed. Shape and posture are easily visible and spot on for LB, even with this one pic- perfect LB look overall, also note head shape, reddish coloring all the way to the UTCs, no inner markings on the tertials, and barring visible on the flanks- hendersoni SB have a completely spotted pattern- usually never show barring. 

Also note molt timing. LB molt earlier in the fall than SB.

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Thanks akiley going with Long-billed. There were a number of people at the Water Ranch telling me it was a Long-billed. Your explanation convinces me to label it a Long-billed Dowitcher.

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