Limosa haemastica  

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)
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© Vik Dunis 2009
Werribee, VIC (Jan, 2009)

A rare visitor to Australia, this lone Hudsonian Godwit standing with several Common Greenshanks kindly raises its wings to prove its identity.

Many thanks to fellow birder, John McRae, who helped locate this bird.

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Hudsonian Godwit