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Saturday, November 11, 2017

TEREK SANDPIPER, CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

   We can ID this sandpiper as a Terek Sandpiper by its long upcurved bill (but not strongly upcurved), grey head, brown-grey upperparts, white eyebrow and orangish feet (you can see this in the one foot not covered by mud).
   The Terek Sandpiper is named after where it was first discovered, the Terek River, which flows into the Caspian Sea. 
   The Terek Sandpiper is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 680.