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Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Description:

The Black-tailed Godwit is a large wader with long bill (7.5 to 12 cm long), neck and legs. During the breeding season, the bill has a yellowish or orange-pink base and dark tip; the base is pink in winter. The legs are dark grey, brown or black. The sexes are similar, but in breeding plumage, they can be separated by the male's brighter, more extensive orange breast, neck and head. In winter, adult Black-tailed Godwits have a uniform brown-grey breast and upperparts (in contrast to the Bar-tailed Godwit's streaked back). Juveniles have a pale orange wash to the neck and breast

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6 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Most people who begin to canoe are trying to keep their balance too much. Let the boot float and relax.

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Hehe, yes but floating around in a canoe...

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

The trick is not to move ;)

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Wow i can imagine that... Then it must be difficult not to get shaken photos...

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Jeannette! A lot of the pictures I take of birds in and around the waterline, are taken while canoeing. It is funny to see that birds react very differently when approached from in the water.

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Wow, great series :)

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Teylingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on May 24, 2012
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012

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