The discovery of a new bird taxon is always exciting; if it is a wader, and a migratory one at that, it is not only exciting, but also almost unbelievable. David Bakewell and BB Assistant Editor Peter Kennerley are to be congratulated (and envied) for their recent discovery of a small plover in Malaysia and Singapore that has all the hallmarks of a new taxon, and indeed, in due course, perhaps a n

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