Hudsonian Godwit

Adults have long dark legs and a long pink bill with a slight upward curve and dark at the tip. The upper parts are mottled brown and the underparts are chestnut. The tail is black and the rump is white. They show black wing linings in flight.

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The Hudsonian Godwit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa haemastica, is a large shorebird. More

* Hudsonian Godwit Species Account - Cornell Lab of Ornithology * Hudsonian Godwit Information and Photos - South Dakota Birds and Birding This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. More

Hudsonian Godwit Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * Male breedingPopOutZoom In Male breeding * © J. R. More

Hudsonian Godwits breed in Alaska and Northwestern British Columbia and winter in South America. Although there are historically quite a few records in Pennslyvania it is rare to find one. Ironically, this is the second time one has visited Codorus State Park. The other was in July of 2000. They prefer sandy beaches, mudflats and lake shores. More

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The Hudsonian Godwit is rated as Least Concern at this time. The range of the Hudsonian Godwit is around 180,000 square kilometers. The population of this bird species is approximately 50,000 individuals. The Hudsonian Godwit is native to the Caribbean, North America, Central America and South America. This bird is also sometimes seen in Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands. The prior rating for this bird was Lower Risk. That rating was downgraded to Least Concern in 2004. More

Aspects of the topic Hudsonian godwit are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description and distribution (in godwit (bird)) ...breeds in Iceland and on wet plains across Eurasia, is the emblem of the Netherlands Ornithological Union. In North America a smaller form, the Hudsonian godwit (L. More

Hudsonian Godwit is a large shorebird, with a long, slightly upturned bill with dark tip and reddish base, and long blackish legs. Adult summer has deep red colour extending from breast to vent, and breast and flanks are heavily barred, with some fine streaks on belly. Sides of head and neck are pale-greyish, with heavy dark streaking, contrasting with red breast. Tail is black with a wide white band near the base. More

Appearance: The Hudsonian Godwit's species name, haemastica, means "the color of blood" and describes the deep red that runs from the neck to underneath the tail when the bird is in breeding plumage. On the standing bird, the upper parts are mostly dark brown with white flecks. The upper neck and face are grey. A white eyebrow separates the brown cap from a dark eyeline. Its bill is long and orange, with a black tip that curves slightly upward. More

Hudsonian Godwits breed at only a few known sites in the northern boreal forest, from Canada's Hudson Bay to the shores of western and southern Alaska. These godwits winter in flooded grasslands, or pampas, and a few, key tidal flats along the southern coast of South America. At least half of all Hudsonian Godwits spend the winter in Tierra del Fuego. A legend for the range map to the right can be found here. More

Hudsonian godwits, American wigeons, red-necked grebes, lesser scaups, mew gulls, greaterGoing to the birds Birding by Patty, Stanton H. / The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA)haemastica (Linnaeus), I R Hudsonian godwit Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus), I R whimbrel Phalaropus fulicarius (Linnaeus), I R red phalarope P.Revised checklist of the vertebrates of Indiana by Minton, Sherman A. More

range of the Hudsonian Godwit is poorly understood. An extremely long-distance migrant, the Hudsonian Godwit makes a nonstop flight of several thousand miles each fall. Spring migration is more relaxed, with birds making stopovers in the Great Plains on their way north. Hudsonian Godwits are thought to breed at two years of age. Few nests have been studied, but some pairs switch incubation duties at the same time each day. More

Hudsonian godwit in breeding plumage Hudsonian godwit in breeding plumage All photos on this web page More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Limosa
Species : haemastica
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)