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Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

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Social medium-sized wader distinguished by its long, slightly upturned bill, particularly noting the lengthy pink base. During breeding season, displays a vivid rusty head and breast, with dark barring on the belly; transitioning to nonbreeding phase, showcasing a simpler grayish tone on the head, breast, and upper body compared to the Bar-tailed Godwit''s streaked appearance. In flight, reveals a conspicuous white wing stripe, along with a white rump and black tail. This species is relatively common but tends to inhabit specific areas, favoring grassy wetlands for breeding and frequenting fresh, brackish marshes along with nearby tidal flats year-round. Its feeding behavior primarily involves wading in deep waters and using its elongated bill for probing.

Photo of Black-tailed Godwit
Photo of Black-tailed Godwit
Photo of Black-tailed Godwit