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 4 weeks ago 26 sec 4
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 8 years ago 38 sec 3.6
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 8 years ago 32 sec 3.1
Two birds in non-breeding plumage feeding Locality Manly, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 31 August 1995 8 years ago 46 sec 3.1
Winter plumaged bird feeding amongst Black-tailed Godwit on old saltpans at Laem Pak Bia. Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand
Mark Andrews 8 February 2010 4 years ago 2 min 5 sec 2.3
Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 11 November 2010 16 weeks ago 4.4
Summer plumage, taken at Dayuan, Taoyuan County.
alder 21 April 2009 4 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 3.3
Single bird second from left, among four Black-tailed Godwit
Locality Tasitolu Wetland, Dili District, Timor-Leste, Timor, Lesser Sundas
ColTrainor 29 September 2013 22 weeks ago 3
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