Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

BTGD

Code 6

LIMLIM

ITIS

HEAD

Black-tailed Godwit Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Orange-brown
  • Forehead Color: Gray- to orange-brown
  • Nape Color: Rust-brown
  • Throat Color: Rust-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-tailed Godwit Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 42 cm (16.5 in)
  • Weight: 252 g (8.9 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Rust-brown breast, belly and sides can range from pale to dark.
  • Upperparts: Orange-brown head and neck, back gray, brown, and black mottled.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Black-tailed Godwit Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with body held on horizontal and legs held straight back.
  • Wingspan Range: 74 cm (29 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with narrow white tip.
  • Under Tail: Black with white band at tip.
  • Leg Color: Dark gray to black.
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