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Record details

BirdPix:   50281
Province:   Gauteng
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2528CD
Observer:   Steen L.
Date of record:   2018-01-27
Number of photos:   3
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   895
Species name:   Calidris melanotos
Common name:   Pectoral Sandpiper -- Geelpootstrandloper
Family:   Scolopacidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Pectoral Sandpiper
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 50281 - photo: 1
VM-number: 50281 - photo: 2
VM-number: 50281 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Photo 3 excellent comparison between Pectoral Sandpiper (19-23cm; 45-75g) and Black-smith Lapwing (28-31cm; 130-200g).
Date:   2018-03-06 22:17:28
Species name:   Calidris melanotos -- Pectoral Sandpiper; Geelpootstrandloper
Species code:   895

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