Short-billed Dowitcher (breeding plumage)

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    This Short-billed Dowitcher was captured on Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, FL on 15 April 2012. Part of the Shore Birds Reference set.

    I read two academic papers and two magazine articles concerned with the differences between short-billed and long-billed dowitchers. I can now categorically state that I am totally confused and I have decided life is too short. But having said that, I think this is a s-bd.

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    1. bananaman33428 68 months ago | reply

      Amazing light on this image, Andy! Great shot.

    2. DavidAlan48 68 months ago | reply

      Great shot Andy.

    3. endlessreach1 68 months ago | reply

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    4. Andrew's Wildlife (Taking time off) [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! I like that color

    5. 6914tm 68 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous capture, go figure which is which like you say life is to short.

    6. Luca Filidei 68 months ago | reply

      WONDERFUL PICTURE !
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    7. franco4553 68 months ago | reply

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    8. Diko G.W. 68 months ago | reply

      Brilliant portrait Andy tfs

    9. sindri_skulason 68 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot.

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    10. SteveJM2009 68 months ago | reply

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    11. Kitty W 68 months ago | reply

      It's still a big bill, even if it is a short-billed one! Fabulous shot - the feather details are really lovely.

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    13. jlst2i 68 months ago | reply

      Superb!!!

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    14. Luciano G55 68 months ago | reply

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    15. hummingbird816 [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Andy - Love the detail and colors!!!

    16. bekop (Peter Koelbleitner) 65 months ago | reply

      lovely light
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    19. Jim Bevan (Back from Norfolk ) [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      Superb detailed shot Andy

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