Hudsonian Godwit

Limosa haemastica

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

HUGO

Code 6

LIMHAE

ITIS

HEAD

Hudsonian Godwit Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown, hazel and sometimes black.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Pale brown and gray-brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Pale brown and gray-brown streaked.
  • Nape Color: Pale brown and gray-brown streaked.
  • Throat Color: Pale brown and pale rust-brown.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Hudsonian Godwit Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Weight: 221 g (7.8 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Rust-brown with fine black bars.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown, black and rust-brown with white tips, appearing scaled.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Hudsonian Godwit Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flies in V formation in migration., Swift powerful undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 66-71 cm (26-28 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black and white.
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Blue-gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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