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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VideosSee all 9 videos
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 1 year ago 26 sec 4.4
A group on the water Locality Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, Hong Kong (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 2 May 2002 11 years ago 40 sec 4.1
birds on a pool Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 31 January 2014 1 year ago 22 sec 4
Some birds with other waders in a marsh Locality Boonooroo, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 28 February 1997 10 years ago 38 sec 4
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 10 years ago 32 sec 3.1
Two birds in non-breeding plumage feeding Locality Manly, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1995 10 years ago 46 sec 3.1
PhotosSee all 9 photos
Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 11 November 2010 1 year ago 4.4
Summer plumage, taken at Dayuan, Taoyuan County.
alder 21 April 2009 6 years ago 4.2
adult in summer plumage with Black-tailed Godwits
Locality Damar Char, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh
Alexander Lees 27 March 2010 26 weeks ago 3.5
flocks together in the morning in a group of 20s
Locality Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Southern Thailand, Thailand
Tanakorn Chantasuban 20 September 2010 4 years ago 3.5
Eight Asiatic Dowitchers taking off from salt pan with Spotted Redshank
Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand
Steve M.R.Young 27 February 2014 48 weeks ago 3.4
Two birds foraging.
Locality Yangkouzhen, Rudong, Jiangsu, China (Northern)
Eric Roualet 28 April 2015 7 weeks ago 3
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