Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus) - HBW 3, p. 498
French: Bécassin d'Asie
Spanish: Agujeta Asiática
Other common names: Asiatic/Snipe-billed Dowitcher
Taxonomy: Macrorhamphus semipalmatus Blyth, 1848, Calcutta.
Formerly placed in genus Pseudoscolopax. Separation of W & E breeding populations, with different migration routes and wintering areas, may warrant subspecific status. Monotypic.
Distribution: Disjunct populations from W to E Siberian steppe regions, S into Mongolia and N Manchuria; the eastern areas may be continuous. Winters from E India through SE Asia, SE Sumatra and Java to N Australia.
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A winter plumaged bird feeding amongst Black-tailed Godwit and Marsh Sandpiper, lateral views. Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Mark Andrews 29 January 2014 20 weeks ago 26 sec 4.3
A group on the water Locality Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, Hong Kong (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 2 May 2002 10 years ago 40 sec 3.9
Some birds with other waders in a marsh Locality Boonooroo, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 28 February 1997 9 years ago 38 sec 3.7
birds on a pool Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 31 January 2014 15 weeks ago 22 sec 3.5
A group in non-breeding plumage in the water, some birds feeding and other preening Locality Manly, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1995 9 years ago 32 sec 3.1
Two birds in non-breeding plumage feeding Locality Manly, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1995 9 years ago 46 sec 3.1
Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 11 November 2010 31 weeks ago 4.4
Summer plumage, taken at Dayuan, Taoyuan County.
alder 21 April 2009 5 years ago 4.2
flocks together in the morning in a group of 20s
Locality Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Southern Thailand, Thailand
Tanakorn Chantasuban 20 September 2010 3 years ago 3.5
Single bird second from left, among four Black-tailed Godwit
Locality Tasitolu Wetland, Dili District, Timor-Leste, Timor, Lesser Sundas
ColTrainor 29 September 2013 37 weeks ago 3
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