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Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea   - Assuming breeding plumage
Curlew Sandpiper
Photographer : © Subharanjan Sen
Location :Mudflat in the Tawa Reservoir off Madai, Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date : 1 April 2013
English synonyms:Curlew Stint, Pigmy Curlew
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A bird not usually seen in Central India. Was surprised when a naturalist at the local Tourist Lodge (David Raju) mentioned about the presence of a single one off Madai. Saw it on 31st March as well as 1st April. SS