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I took this pic on 5/13/21 just south of the Canadian border in central Montana. I have been told by people that this is a long-billed curlew. I've never seen a curlew on water here in Montana and this bird had a much shorter bill, and was smaller in size.




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27 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

All of them?  I agree with the last photo.  I assume the first two photos are the same bird, and different from the third.  The first one appears to have a much shorter bill and different upper breast markings.

All Long-billed Curlew. Head pattern is too weak for whimbrel, etc. Bill length in Curlews varies with age and sex.

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