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Curlew or Whimbrel?

Observed: 15th October 2011 By: AlfozAlfoz’s reputation in Birds
Curlew
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Thanks

Have been comparing ID books for past Half hour trying to decide between them.

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Curlew

They are not always easy. This bird lacks any suggestion of an eye stripe, which you would expect in a whimbrel, and has no well-defined crown stripe, apparently. The head looks rather plain, compared to a Whimbrel's. The bill is also quite long and not as downcurved as you'd expect in a whimbrel.

Ian
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