[Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request

Robert O'Brien baro at pdx.edu
Fri May 17 20:22:12 PDT 2019


I photographed a similar light bird in a flock of about 20 plovers A couple
of years ago in early fall. I also found it puzzling but in the end
decided it was just a variant of a standard semi palmated. Interesting
though to have one in both spring and fall.
Bob O'Brien Portland

On Friday, May 17, 2019, AnthonyG. <birds at ocbirds.com> wrote:

> Hans-Joachim

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> The lighter crown and facial markings appear proper for a Semipalmated

Plover as a similar image appears on birdsna.org which is run by Cornell.

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> you can visit the actual link by the photographer as I was unable to

attach an image without it being held in the Tweeters queue.

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> https://flic.kr/p/73tZsF

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> I did note the photographer’s Semipalmated Plover photo was taken in

Alaska and perhaps (anyone?) there may be sub species variety. The image
also displays “breeding” and that perhaps there may be a sex difference
with the partially darkened cap.

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> Hope this helps

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> Anthony

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> From: Tweeters [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu] On

Behalf Of Hans-Joachim Feddern

> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:19 PM

> To: Tweeters

> Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: Plover ID Request

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> This photo was taken on May 7th at about 3:00 pm at Bottle Beach about an

hour before high tide. The sand brown head back appear to be a lot lighter
than on a Semipalmated Plover. Any ideas?

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> Thanks!

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> Hans

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> Hans Feddern

> Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA

> thefedderns at gmail.com

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