Monday, March 16, 2009

Common Redshanks and Marsh Sandpiper

There were many plovers and sandpipers in the river banks. The noticeable difference is the the length of their beaks. The sandpipers normally have longer beaks and also longer legs.
Both their feathers were brownish and blended very well to the muddy river banks. Very good for camouflage. The bird in front is a Marsh Sandpiper. The red legs belonged to the Common Red Shank.

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