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Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper
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Copyright: Luis Vargas (Chiza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-14 5:40
Viewed: 5164
Points: 2
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Upland Sandpiper
From Wikipedia
Bartramia longicauda

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

Genus: Bartramia
Lesson, 1831

Species: B. longicauda

Binomial name
Bartramia longicauda
(Bechstein, 1812)

From NaumannThe Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, is a large shorebird, closely related to the curlews (Thomas, 2004). Older names are the Upland Plover and Bartram's Sandpiper. It is the only member of the genus Bartramia. The genus name and the old common name Bartram's Sandpiper commemorate the American naturalist William Bartram. The name "Bartram's Sandpiper" was made popular by Alexander Wilson, who was taught ornithology and natural history illustration by Bartram.

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  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2009-04-14 6:43]
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Nice picture. Seeing this bird for the first time. TFS.

Hi Luis,
very good shot of this bird, that is surely not easy to catch. good contrast even with this difficult background.

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