Birds of Australia
Common Name: Curlew Sandpiper
Scientific Name: Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper at Soldier's Beach Rock Platform, Oct 2013.
Curlew Sandpipers have a down-curved bill.
Curlew Sandpiper at Soldier's Beach Rock Platform, Oct 2013
Left to right: Grey-tailed Tattler, Curlew Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone. Red-necked Stint Below.
Note the different bills, the Curlew Sandpiper is long and sllightly downward curved.
Curlew Sandpiper at Soldiers Beach Rock Platform Feb 2014.
A Curlew Sandpiper look simliar to a Red Necked Stint (bottom left), Curlew Sandpipers are larger and have a longer down-curved bill.
Curlew Sandpiper showing some breeding colours at Pelican Point, NSW mid Mar 2014
Curlew Sandpipers at Soldiers Beach Rock Platform Oct 2014.