Our mystery wader, with its proportionately small head, bill longer than head, and longish neck and legs, is clearly a Tringa. At first glance, it looks like one of the larger species, but it is not always easy to judge the size of a bird simply by its proportions. A longer look confirms a stout body, rather long sturdy legs and, more importantly, a long two-toned bill which is fairly stout throug

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