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Willet

Tringa semipalmata

Description:

Adults have gray legs and a long, straight, dark and stout bill. The body is dark gray above and light underneath. The tail is white with a dark band at the end. The distinctive black and white pattern of the wings is a common sight along many North American coastal beaches.

Habitat:

On a beach near Mustang Island State Park.


1 species ID suggestions

Liam
Liam 5 years ago
Willet
Tringa semipalmata BirdForum

2 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 5 years ago

Thanks Liam and James. :)

JamesFunk
JamesFunk 5 years ago

I agree with Liam, Willet. 3 things I used to rule out the Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs has slightly upturned bill, yellow legs and it's range shows that Texas would be it's winter residence

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Lat: 27.71, Long: -97.14

Spotted on Jul 23, 2013
Submitted on Jul 31, 2013

Reference

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