Dowitcher, Godwits and Curlews

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Asian Dowitcher
(ආසියා සිලිවටුවා)
Limnodromus semipalmatus

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Vagrant species
 
Black-tailed Godwit-9
Black-tailed Godwit-9

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Black-tailed Godwit-1
Black-tailed Godwit-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Black-tailed Godwit-8
Black-tailed Godwit-8

Photographed in the outskirts of Matara.

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Black-tailed Godwit-9

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Black-tailed Godwit
(කලු-පෙඳ ගොහොඩුවිත්තා)
Limosa limosa

Image 1 to 5 of these non-breeding Black-tailed Godwit's were seen and photographed at 'Bundala' National Park.

Image 6 to 8 are from the outskirts of Matara where a large flock of these beauties was feeding. Such a beautiful sight to see them fly around in a flock.

Image 9 of beauty is from Bundala National Park.

 
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Bar-tailed Godwit
(වෛර-පෙඳ ගොහොඩුවිත්තා)
Limosa lapponica

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Eurasian Curlew-5
Eurasian Curlew-5

Photographed in Mannar.

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Eurasian Curlew-1
Eurasian Curlew-1

Photographed in Mannar.

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Eurasian Curlew-7

Photographed in Mannar.

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Eurasian Curlew-5

Photographed in Mannar.

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Eurasian Curlew
(යුරේසියා කැලිකෑයා)
Numenius arquata

Although I have seen one first in Bundala National Park, I couldn't get a proper photograph. It was so disappointing at the time. I came across another in Mannar and managed to get some decent photos. Images 4 to 7 are from a trip afterward to Mannar and Jaffna.

 

What a strange, specialist bird.

 
Whimbrel-3
Whimbrel-3

Photographed in Mannar.

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Whimbrel-1
Whimbrel-1

Photographed in Mannar.

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Whimbrel-4
Whimbrel-4

Photographed in Mannar.

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Whimbrel-3

Photographed in Mannar.

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Whimbrel
(විම්බුරලි කැලිකෑයා)
Numenius phaeopus

Seen and photographed near the beach in Vankalai, Mannar. This beautiful bird was walking along the sandy lagoon shore. Based on the shorter beak, and the dark crown with central stripe are the identification markers for this species.