Image: The only Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) to have been collected in Australia

The only Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) to have been collected in Australia

Although this species is widespread in the New World, this is the only specimen of an Upland Sandpiper to have been collected in Australia. It was collected from the Lachlan Swamps in Centennial Park, Randwick, in 1848. The Museum loaned the specimen to John Gould so that he could illustrate it for his book "Birds of Australia'.
 

Photographer:
Jaynia Sladek
Rights:
© Australian Museum
Location:
Ornithology collection

Notes

Registration number PA.8563

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