wandering tattler

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There was great debate when a group of birders spotted this fellow as to whether it was a Grey-tailed Tattler or a Wandering Tattler but the majority voted for a Wandering in breeding plumage. They are very similar but the Wandering Tattler is darker on upperparts, particularly the mantle and crown and in breeding the breast, flanks and abdomen are more heavily bared and extensive than the Grey-tailed. Spotted at Urunga on the NSW north coast.

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