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Alternate Short-billed Dowitchers (griseus subspecies), Heislerville, NJ, 5/06.

Adult alternate Short-billed Dowitchers (hendersoni subspecies), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas County, 4/30/05. Note spotted (not barred) upper sides of breast, slender appearance, lack of hunch-backed appearance, etc.

Adult alternate Short-billed Dowitchers (hendersoni subspecies), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas County, 4/30/05.

Adult alternate Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni subspecies), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas County, 4/30/05.

Adult alternate Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni subspecies), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas County, 4/30/05. This individual has spotted upper sides of breast that transitions to barring on flanks- the other bird's spots continued down onto the flanks.

Adult alternate Short-billed Dowitchers (hendersoni subspecies), Chatfield Reservoir, Douglas County, 4/30/05. Note the extensive white in the tail of the stretching bird- the white bands are at least as wide as the dark bands.

Juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher, Jumbo Reservoir, Logan County, Colorado, 9/04.

Juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher, Jumbo Reservoir, Logan County, Colorado, 9/04.

Short-billed Dowitcher (adult "Prairie", or hendersoni), Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 7/04.

Short-billed Dowitcher (adult "Prairie", or hendersoni), Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 7/04.

Short-billed Dowitcher (adult "Prairie", or hendersoni), Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 7/04. Note wide white bands in tail.

Long-billed Dowitchers, Boulder County, Colorado, 10/06.

Long-billed Dowitcher(s), Boulder County, Colorado, 4/06.

Long-billed Dowitchers flying over Cottonwood Marsh, Boulder County, Colorado, 5/05.

Long-billed Dowitchers on a low elevation, high-speed flyby. Pueblo County, Colorado, 5/04.

Long-billed Dowitcher, Barr Lake, Colorado, 8/03.

Long-billed Dowitcher, Barr Lake, Colorado, 8/03.

Long-billed Dowitcher with hybrid Cinnamon X Blue-winged Teal, Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado, 4/28/02.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org