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Woodcock

Scholopax minor

Description:

The woodcock is a small, rotund bird with a long bill and large eyes positioned far back on the head. Well camouflaged, the woodcock is mottled with brown, black and rust colors, and has black barring across the top of the head. The sexes bear a close resemblance, although the female is slightly larger and has a longer bill. Juveniles resemble adults by early fall. Woodcock are solitary birds, however, they may be found in small groups during the spring and fall migration.

Habitat:

Woodland usually, although this one clearly was migrating South!

Notes:

I found him at the JOMorgan-Chase building entrance on 48th street trying to get warm or possibly ricochet from a fall .. It may have hit one of the buildings and is hurt.. Still flys though.. When approached...

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5 Comments

Roxanne
Roxanne 12 years ago

Me too..

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 12 years ago

Thanks for the comments all..Just hope this little fellow made it ok..

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

looks cute.

Roxanne
Roxanne 12 years ago

Looks like an interesting bird, would like to see one someday!

used to see these all the time when camping in Western New York. Such cool little birds!

Nicholas4
Spotted by
Nicholas4

NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Nov 18, 2011
Submitted on Nov 18, 2011

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