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Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola   - With prey
Wood Sandpiper
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Extensive rice farming area with nearby rivers, Ulu Dedap, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 22 October 2014
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Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, curlews, shanks, sandpipers, tattlers, turnstones, dowitchers, knots,stints, dunlin, ruff, & phalaropes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Large number of Wood Sandpipers in these extensive Padi fields that have just been planted. Congregated in flocks of 25-30 all over the area. Sometime hard to spot in the green fields.

Prey during migration is poorly recorded. Spotted one bird taking a large prey from the mud. At first I thought it was small brown frog, but examination of images suggest 6 legs and more likely a large insect. Appreciate any ideas as to identity. - Amar

Possibly a dragonfly larva.

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