Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus) - HBW 3, p. 498

French: Bécassin d'Asie German: Steppenschlammläufer 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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