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Can anyone help me identify this bird?
Oct 12, 2021 10:27:51   #
mlhoff Loc: Cincinnati, OH
 
I believe this a sandpiper of some sort, though you cannot see them in this picture it has black legs. The photo was taken in the Galapagos Islands on Isabella Island at Tagus Cove. Any help at it's identity would be greatly appreciated.


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Oct 12, 2021 10:32:55   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
I didn't look to see of "Ruddy turnstones" are found in the Galapagos, but that would be my assessment. Wiki says they're on Galapagos. They look like this one in the winter / non breeding season.

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Oct 12, 2021 10:50:05   #
mlhoff Loc: Cincinnati, OH
 
Ruddy Turnstones appear to have yellow legs so I don't think that it is one. Thanks for your prompt response.

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Oct 12, 2021 11:01:25   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
You might look at a Dunlin then.

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Oct 12, 2021 11:05:58   #
mlhoff Loc: Cincinnati, OH
 
Man, these birds look so much alike. The Dunlin is very close but they have a pure black bill while mine has a small orange spot. After looking at Ebird I am leaning towards a White-Rumped Sandpiper.

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Oct 12, 2021 11:09:25   #
BudsOwl Loc: Upstate NY and New England
 
mlhoff wrote:
I believe this a sandpiper of some sort, though you cannot see them in this picture it has black legs. The photo was taken in the Galapagos Islands on Isabella Island at Tagus Cove. Any help at it's identity would be greatly appreciated.


Might be a Semipalmated Sandpiper. They have black legs
Bud

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Oct 12, 2021 11:32:44   #
Dragonophile
 
Find a book on Galapagos birds or go to https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php I have always got good answers there from expert birders.

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Oct 12, 2021 11:36:16   #
LEWHITE7747 Loc: 33773
 
mlhoff wrote:
I believe this a sandpiper of some sort, though you cannot see them in this picture it has black legs. The photo was taken in the Galapagos Islands on Isabella Island at Tagus Cove. Any help at it's identity would be greatly appreciated.


Least Sandpiper?

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Oct 12, 2021 18:01:39   #
hettmoe Loc: Rural ND
 
mlhoff wrote:
Man, these birds look so much alike. The Dunlin is very close but they have a pure black bill while mine has a small orange spot. After looking at Ebird I am leaning towards a White-Rumped Sandpiper.


I vote for White-Rumped Sandpiper, as well.

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Oct 13, 2021 09:38:35   #
Goober Loc: SE Pennsylvania
 
mlhoff wrote:
I believe this a sandpiper of some sort, though you cannot see them in this picture it has black legs. The photo was taken in the Galapagos Islands on Isabella Island at Tagus Cove. Any help at it's identity would be greatly appreciated.


This bird may possibly be unique to the Galapagos and found nowhere else on the planet. This is true of many different species of animals, birds and marine life in the Galapagos, for example marine iguanas and flightless cormorants.

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Oct 13, 2021 11:40:20   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
Sanderling - non breeding ....? !

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