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Whimbrel

captured in May,2011 at Kasai seaside park, Tokyo.

post processed in 2017

After removing legs , Whimbrel swallowed a poor crab.

Long curved bill seems convenient to pick up poor crabs and protect bird's eye from counter attacks by preys.

picasaweb.google.com/coniferconifer/2011MayTokyoBay2#slid...

GPS attached Whimbrel is tracked by satellite and shows 5000km flight at one time according to this article ( www.besgroup.org/2008/07/16/whimbrel-in-record-migratory-... and

www.wm.edu/research/ideation/issues/2009-fall/whimbrels-0...

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Taken on May 4, 2017