Black-tailed Godwit

Scolopax limosa Linnaeus,1758

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The Black-tailed Godwit is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa, is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times. Its breeding range stretches from Iceland through Europe and areas of central Asia. More

Black-tailed Godwit on the front and Bar-tailed Godwit behind it Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae Genus: Limosa Brisson, 1760 Species 4, see text. More

islandica subspecies of Black-tailed Godwits and is jointly run by the University of East Anglia and the Farlington Ringing Group. The first birds were ringed in November 2006 at the Tagus Estuary. note 2: all rings and the flag are on the tibias. Left tibia: two colour rings. Right tibia: one colour ring above dark green flag, which is the scheme marker. Colours used are: Yellow, Orange, Dark Green, Lime (or pale) Green, Red, White and Black. More

The Black-tailed Godwit is a large shorebird which breeds in various areas, spanning from Iceland to Europe and central Asia. In winter months, this migratory species may fly to areas such as Australia, western Europe or west Africa. Its natural habitat includes lake edges, meadows, bogs and swamps. The Black-tailed Godwit is typically found inland and near or in freshwater areas, and tends to dine on insects, fish eggs and other invertebrates. More

black-tailed godwits fly to roost on damp pastures (6). Black-tailed godwits meet in Iceland from mid-May to mid-June to breed, and in an amazing act of fidelity and timing, faithful pairs meet after over-wintering up to 600 miles apart. Arriving within three days of each other, pairs mate, breed and incubate their eggs together. The male remains with the hatchlings for a short time after the female has left to migrate back to her winter home. More

The black-tailed godwit is a rare, large and elegant wading bird with a very long straight bill (3). In flight it displays a broad white bar on the wings, a white rump and a black tail. The feet are held out behind the tail, with the long bill projecting forwards, this gives the bird an elongated appearance when flying (2). During summer, adult males develop a brighter orange-reddish colouration on the breast than the female. In winter both sexes have greyish plumage. More

Black-tailed Godwits spend winter in areas as diverse as Australia, western Europe and west Africa. The species breeds in fens, lake edges, damp meadows, moorlands and bogs and uses estuaries, swamps and floods in winter; it is more likely to be found inland and on freshwater than the similar Bar-tailed Godwit. The world population is estimated to be 634,000 to 805,000 birds and is classified as Near Threatened. More

sight of flocks of the black-tailed godwit arriving at Brownsea. Can you spot a godwit on Dorset Wildlife Trusts' Brownsea Island Lagoon webcam? View a slideshow of your amazing godwit pictures in the Flickr group. Watch all the best godwit action from the shows. Species information Once settled the godwit will march about on the mudflats digging up crabs and worms to eat with its long, slender bill. With its tall legs, it's a typical wading bird in appearance. More

For many years the elegant black-tailed godwit remained almost a rarity here, but in more recent times this fine wader has become much more abundant. A sign of things to come was the presence of a pair at Hickling in the spring of 1934. Jim Vincent, the estate keeper, described the male 'mobbing anyone coming on to the marsh and flying round on quivering wings and calling loudly. More

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The page deals with Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa lomosa), birds which appear here for breeding purpose as also as migrating guests. Black-tailed Godwits belong to the Tringinae group. Most photos of this page from April and May 2003. Black-tailed Godwits are long legged and elegant birds. They have a long and straight bill. During courtship season when showing the nuptial plumage, head, neck and chest are coloured maroon to rusty red. The underpart and side is white with blackish paintings. More

The Icelandic race of Black-tailed Godwit, islandica, is a common passage migrant and winter visitor to Norfolk. The nominate Continental race limosa is much scarcer but those few that breed in East Anglia belong to that form. So far I haven't assigned the following photos to race but it's highly likely that most are Icelandic birds. More

Alternate-plumaged Black-tailed Godwit on Seatuck Creek, Eastport, Long Island, New York on 7 April 2001. The reddish wash on the flanks extends weakly barely reaching the area above the legs. Only the distal quarter of the bill shows dark pigment, the remainder is bright orange consistent with breeding condition. Digital image captured through Kowa TSN-4. Copyright of Angus Wilson More

The RSPBFlock of black-tailed godwitsGeneral landscape views, RSPB Nene Washes reserveBlack-tailed godwit in display flight * A * B * C * D * E * F * G * H * I * J * K * L More

The Black-tailed Godwit is a migratory wading bird that breeds in Mongolia and Eastern Siberia (Palaearctic) and flies to Australia for the southern summer, arriving in August and leaving in March. In NSW, the it is most frequently recorded at Kooragang Island (Hunter River estuary), with occasional records elsewhere along the north and south coast, and inland. More

The Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa, is a large shorebird. It is a relatively long-legged member of the godwit genus. Adults have blue-grey legs and a very long straight bill with a slight upward curve and pink at the base. The neck, breast and belly are brick red in breeding plumage, off white in winter. The back is mottled grey. Their breeding habitat is temperate wetlands in Europe and Asia on open grassland. More

Two Ruff and a Black-tailed godwit on Port Meadow = portmeadowbirding 67 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 77 vues 77 vues portmeadowbirding — 8 octobre 2008 — 2 ruff and a black-tailed godwit feeding at very close range on Port Meadow. portmeadowbirding — 8 octobre 2008 — 2 ruff and a black-tailed godwit feeding at very close range on Port Meadow. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Limosa
Species : limosa
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)