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Long & Short-billed Dowitchers? Montezuma NWR NY (Repost)


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The reason no one has answered is because these birds are not readily identifiable. Even with better photos they would likely not be readily identifiable. The “/“ option exists for a reason!

That being said, migrating inland dowitchers in October are generally much more likely to be Long-billed. Based on location, date, and habitat, I would guess Long-billed if I really had to… which you don’t… personally I also think body structure looks better for Long.

In summary, they aren’t really identifiable, but probably Long-billed

 

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