Bristle-thighed Curlew

Numenius tahitiensis

ML20519521



eBird Checklist S25523022
Suva Pt.--East of Fringing Reef
Central, Fiji
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Latitude and Longitude -18.1619, 178.4406 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

HEAVY bill, large spots on the back, tame, calls unlike any whimbrel I've heard. But apparently white rump when flew, and no apparent cinnamon wash to the wing/tail/rump/etc.

Observation details

Single bird close views. Lots of photos. Flew off showing very white rump, unusual for local whimbrel and bristle-thighed curlew, and called which sounded nothing like whimbrel. Was it a bristle thighed? then returned a bit later, loud call somewhat like a grey plover, very close, nice photos - see below. Looks good for Bristle-thighed to me.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 1200D
Lens model
18-200mm
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
200 mm
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
8,707KB
Dimensions
5184 x 3456

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