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Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 34204)
Photographed byAndrew Browne on Sun 17th Feb, 2019 and uploaded on Tue 19th Feb, 2019 .
Resolution1050x1050
Viewed30
ID34204
CommentMale with 25% breeding colour evident.....only males exhibit the chestnut breeding colour seen ventrally on this bird. The males are smaller and have shorter bills than the female.
This image was taken during a VWSG (Victorian Wader Study Group) cannon netting and banding expedition. There were 2500+ godwits at the roost site on high tide, along with red knots and grey plovers. Approximately 100 godwits were banded, flagged, weighed, measured and scientific samples taken. Nil injuries or mortalities.
EquipmentNikon D500
Nikon PF 500mm f/5.6 l4ns
Handheld
Processed in Lightroom
1/1600 sec at f7.1, ISO 360, 500mm
LocationDream Island, Mann's Beach (Victoria)
Keywordsin flight, adult
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