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short-billed dowitcher
Spring and fall migrant through North Dakota--this one was in the fall near Devil's Lake. Photo by Keith Corliss.
Taken: 2006-08-26
 
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Short-billed Dowitcher
Found and photographed by Jack Lefor. Juvenile "Prairie" Short-billed is probably the easiest plumage to differentiate among Dowitcher plumages. The fall adults for both Long-billed and Short-billed Dowitchers obtain a dull gray plumage.
Taken: 2005-08-28 Juvenile Long-billed shows gray above, rusty flanks. Short-billeds show rusty back, upper breast and flanks. Photo at Patterson Lake, Dickinson where Short-billed Dowitchers are rare at best.
 
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