28 October 2007

Black-tailed Godwit lecture

We get two different kinds of Black-tailed Godwits here, according to the ever-readable "Avifauna of Hong Kong". The wintering population are an odd long thin-billed form, while the ones that pass through in spring are noticeably thicker-billed.


Winter



Spring




It is still a mystery where the thin-billed birds that winter here breed.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are angling for a split and an armchair tick mr. Holmes!

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  2. "Armchair ticks" are the reward of birders who do their research carefully, Andrew ! But usually, this does not include me....

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