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Bar-tailed Godwits

Limosa lapponica


Seen on the tidal sand flats at Poverty Point in the Great Sandy National Park. I'd never seen these birds before. Bar-tailed Godwits feed on molluscs, worms and aquatic insects. They wade through the shallows or over exposed mud and probe their long bills rapidly into the bottom to find food. They are a non-breeding migrant in Australia - breeding take place each year in Scandinavia, northern Asia and Alaska.

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 1, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2013

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