Zanzibar Shorebird Quiz

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by Rich Hoyer on January 10, 2012 · 5 comments

in Birding Africa

Wow, we timed the tide  just right at the beach below our backpackers hostel south of Paje on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania last week. The photo above seems to contain five species, a relatively easy quiz given the location and time. To help out, I’ve excised the ones I found and uploaded them below:

Shorebird 1

Shorebird 2

Shorebird 3

Shorebird 4

Shorebird 5

 

Have fun!

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  • Olivier Esnault

    Hi !
    Shorebird 1 : Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cireneus)
    Shorebird 2 : Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)
    Shorebird 3 : Lesser Sand Plover (Chardrius mongolus)
    Shorebird 4 : Sanderling (Calidris alba)
    Shorebird 5 : Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
    All right ? :)
    Best wishes for 2012
    Olivier

  • Birdernaturalist

    Nice, Olivier. That’s what I got too.

  • Colin Beale

    Looks like Olivier has beaten us to it! Typical beach birds here. Not as pretty as many of our TZ birds though – I’ve just posted a few of our more colourful ones here: http://safari-ecology.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-colourful-are-birds.html

  • Don Gato

    Cool Rich… that’s how we also see the 5 species here, in non-breeding plumages… However, last winter some birds stayed longer than ever and we got the chance of photographing some guys in breeding galas by the very first time!…

  • http://www.mycampertrailer.com.au/ Camper Trailers

    Happy New Year! All of them looks the same. Nice post! 

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