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Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa


looks like it is in non breeding plumage. IUCN conservation status ..... Least concern.


1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 6 years ago
Marbled Godwit
Limosa fedoa Marbled Godwit

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Hema 6 years ago

overexposure on the chest is the answer.

Liam 6 years ago

Coverts and back aren't patterned correctly for Bar-tailed. The rufous edging to the feathers is much more of a Marbled thing. I'd say the overexposure on the chest is what is making it look so washed out.

ManishKhanna 6 years ago

Yes, looks like Bar tailed

Hema 6 years ago

Manisha,in a Bar tailed Godwit,The breast returns to an off-white colour once the breeding season is over.
The breast does look off white,does it not?
Also , Bolsa Chica does have them on their list of birds.

ManishKhanna 6 years ago

Don't know about Marbled because there are none in India. But I'm pretty certain it is not a Black tailed. in breeding the undeparts are reddish.Juvenile has cinnamon underparts. Looks like Bar tailed. Nice spotting. Hope someone provides a definite identification

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 6 years ago

Tricky to tell them apart in non-breeding plumage .The best way is when they are in flight ,the Black-tailed has white wing bands and the Marbled wings are plain .My leanings are towards Marbled ,but there are probably a lot more people on this site ,who can give a more definitive answer.Good luck .

Hema 6 years ago

thnx Kathleen.
There is another type of Godwit. the Bar tailed Godwit,which made the news recently.

Isn't it nice to see a bird that is Least Concern?! Nice spotting.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2014
Submitted on Feb 9, 2014

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