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The shorebirds of Osaka

by Nobuhiro Hashimoto

Nobuhiro Hashimoto

Nobuhiro Hashimoto birds the shorebirds of Osaka, Japan. A birder since childhood he uses a Kowa TSN824 telescope with Sony digital camera. We showcase here some of the best of Nobuhiro's work.For more great images visit Nobuhiro's blog.

Red-necked Stint

Greenshank
Greenshank, Tringa nebularia, breeds northern Palearctic; winters Africa, Madagascar, southern W Palearctic, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Tibet, southern China, Taiwan, S Japan, Sundas, Philippines, Wallacea, New Guinea, Australia.

Great Knot
Great Knot, Calidris tenuirostris, breeds NE Palearctic; winters along coasts of Indian subcontinent, S China, Taiwan, Sundas, Philippines, Wallacea, S New Guinea, Australia.

Red and Great Knot
Red Knot
Red Knot, Calidris canutus, breeds NC, NE Palearctic, north N America, Greenland; winters along coasts of N,W,S Africa, W,S Europe, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, south USA, south S America, rarely Bangladesh, S China, Philippines, Wallacea.

Grey Plover
Grey Plover, Pluvialis squatarola, breeds north Palearctic, north N America; winters along coasts of Africa, Madagascar, W, S Europe, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, S, E China, Taiwan, southern Japan, Sundas, Philippines, New Guinea region, W, S Australia, USA, C,S America.

Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva, breeds NC, NE Palearctic, NW USA (W Alaska); winters E Africa, inner Arabian Gulf, Iran, S Pakistan, Indian subcontinent, S China, Taiwan, Sundas, Philippines, Wallacea, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, SW USA.

Lesser Sandplover
Lesser Sandplover, Charadrius mongolus, breeds former Soviet C Asia, S, E Siberia, NE Palearctic, NW, N India, Tibet, NW, N China; winters along coasts of S, E Africa, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Indian subcontinent, S China, Taiwan, S Japan, Sundas, Philipines, Wallacea, New Guinea region, Australia.

Terek Sandpiper Grey-tailed Tattler

Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus, breeds Northern Palearctic, winters along coasts of Africa, Madagascar, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, S China, Taiwan, S Japan, Sundas, Philippines, Wallacea, New Guinea, Australia.
Grey-tailed Tattler, Heteroscelus brevipes, breeds NC, NE Palearctic; winters Java, Bali, Borneo, Philippines, Wallacea, Micronesia, New Guinea, N Melanesia, Australia, New Zealand.

Red-necked Stint
Red-necked Stint, Calidris ruficollis, breeds NE Palearctic, NW USA (W Alaska); winters (mostly on coasts) Bangladesh, S China, Taiwan, Greater Sundas, Philippines, Wallacea, New Guinea, N Melanesia, Australia, New Zealand, sparingly SE, E India, southern Japan.

Distribution ranges sourced from A Guide to the Birds of South-east Asia by Craig Robson

Images courtesy of Nobuhiro Hashimoto