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Knots, Sanderling, Sharp-tailed and Curlew Sanpipers and Dunlin

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Red Knot
(රතුනොට් හින්නා)
Calidris canutus

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Red Knot
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Great Knot
(මහනොට් හින්නා)
Calidris tenuirostris

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Great Knot
Sanderling-1
Sanderling-1

Photographed from a distance at Kuchaveli beach.

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Sanderling-2
Sanderling-2

Photographed from a distance at Kuchaveli beach.

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Sanderling-5

Photographed from a distance at Kuchaveli beach.

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Sanderling-1

Photographed from a distance at Kuchaveli beach.

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Sanderling
(වැලි හින්නා)
Ereunetes albus

This magnificent flock of Sanderlings were harvesting the bounty of the sea so expertly. They are highly agile and very watchful. Experts in riding the rhythm of the never ending waves. Although they are a bit difficult to identify as they are at a distance, I'm told this type of feeding by the sea is done by only Sanderlings.

Sanderling
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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
(උල්-පෙඳ හින්නා)
Limicola acuminata

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Vagrant species
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
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Dunlin
(දුම්බුලු හින්නා)
Ereunetes alpinus

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Dunlin
Curlew Sandpiper-4
Curlew Sandpiper-4

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Curlew Sandpiper-1
Curlew Sandpiper-1

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Curlew Sandpiper-5
Curlew Sandpiper-5

Photographed in Mannar.

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Curlew Sandpiper-4
Curlew Sandpiper-4

Photographed in Bundala National Park.

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Curlew Sandpiper
(කැලිකෑ හින්නා)
Erolia ferruginea

Based on the curved beak and the location at 'Bundala', I'm going to identify this one as a Curlew Sandpiper. There were quite a few of them around looking for food in the shallow water of the salt flats. 

 

Came across a large flock of them in Mannar. They were feeding away in the grass fields in a dried up water tank. Although there were so many, couldn't get a good image.

Doubtful identification
Curlew Sandpiper
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