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Hudsonian Godwit

(Limosa haemastica)
Size: 37-42 cm; wing span ca. 75 cm (average)
Weight: 300 g (average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Hudsonian Godwit at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage looking towards the observer
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Near-frontal view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Lateral view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Lateral view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Near-dorsal view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Dorsal/ventral view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Lateral comparison of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage, right, with two Bar-tailed Godwits in non-breeding plumage and a Silver Gull (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Comparison of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage, right, with a Bar-tailed Godwit in non-breeding plumage
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage pulling its prey out of mud and water (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

Lateral view of a Hudsonian Godwit in transitional plumage pushing its bill into the mud right "up to the hilt"
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Brighton, Brisbane, QLD, June 2024]

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