Of course Little Curlew crossed my mind, it wasn't like: Oh look an Eskimo Curlew! Little has a different shaped and shorter bill and it's legs are projected beyond the tail. Under ideal conditions the cinnamon may be brighter but this bird was at quite some distance besides have a look at the skins in the British Museum the cinnamon is not as bright as in some illustrations in ID guides.
All the best, Norman
>I am curious how you can tell that this is not a Little Curlew (Numenius minutus). I have never seen either species, so I don't really have any experience. I thought, though, that N. borealis had cinnamon wing linings--brighter than the bird in the photos? Thanks for any help,
Whately, Franklin Co., MA, USA
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Subject: [SHOREBIRDS] Damn few and they're not all deid!
Have a look here please: