Date: 7/10/19 9:13 pm
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Interesting peep
A link to keep available:

https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v038n05/p00853-p00876.pdf


Bob Archer

On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 9:06 PM Shawneen Finnegan <
<shawneenfinnegan...> wrote:

> That is one tattered and or wet peep…
>
> One of the distinguishing features between the two species is facial
> pattern. Least have white over the bill while Long-toed’s lack this as the
> dark from the crown extends down to the bill between the eyes. It has been
> described as more of a “J” shaped supercilium. Yes, the central toe looks
> very long, but telling Least from Long-toed is very hard as Least’s also
> have fairly long toes. Many have tried to morph a Least into a Long-toed by
> toe length. Per Rare Birds of North America in flight the toes of Long-toed
> projects noticeable beyond the tail tip while Least do not or barely
> project beyond it.
>
> It is hard to tell from you photo given it is from the side but it would
> appear to be white over top of the bill.
>
> My favorite article on peep/stint identification is from 1984 by Dick Veit
> and illustrated by Lars Jonsson. It is still one of the best pieces on the
> topic and Lars Jonsson is one of the world’s best bird illustrators IMHO.
>
> Given the facial pattern in this one photo it would appear to be Least
> Sandpiper.
>
> Shawneen Finnegan
> Beaverton, OR
>
>
>
> On Jul 10, 2019, at 7:47 PM, Owen Schmidt <oschmidt...> wrote:
>
>
> …… yesterday and today at the Troutdale Sewage Pond (Multnomah) found by
> Colby Neuman. The bird shows some characteristics of Long-toed Stint. I
> took the photo below this afternoon.
>
> <oschmidt...>
> Wednesday, July 10, 2019
>
>
> <DC4I0320.jpg>
>
>
>
>

 
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