I took the attached photo in Siena's Museum of Natural History (Tuscany) last week.
The case was very high so I couldn't read the label, and hence also the poor angle on the photo.
Are these two Slender-billed curlews? What do people think?
If they're not, they may cast doubt on the bird in the UK in 1998....
As extra information, they were certainly smaller than the surrounding curlews in the case, but not significantly so. They do show the teardrop flank spots and possibly thinner bills, and the bills were certainly shorter than the nearby Curlews'.
I know Andrea looks at this forum, so maybe he can comment on the presence of SBC skins in Siena museum? You might be interested there is an unlabelled Eyebrowed thrush in a case at the entrance, too - whether shot in Italy originally I cannot tell, and my Italian is too poor to have asked the lady in the museum!
Thanks in advance