Long-billed Dowitcher at Minesing Swamp, 3 May 2008

McKinnon Road, near Angus

Long-billed Dowitcher in full alternate (breeding) plumage showing heavy spotting across the neck. Note prehensile tip to bill.  3 May 2008

It has well-formed bars on the flanks and in front of the fold in the wing. Rufous extends to the undertail coverts.