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Black-tailed Godwit

(Limosa limosa)
Size: 36-44 cm; wing span 70-82 cm
Weight: 280 g (male), 340 g (female) averages; range: 150-500 g


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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black-tailed Godwit at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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No photos of Black-tailed Godwits from Oman available yet, but nominate race "limosa" was photographed in Europe and race "melanuroides" in Australia.


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

bltgodw_dw_20190414.m4a limosa
Contact calls(?) © DW
bltgodw_jp_20200117.m4a limosa
? (large flock) © JP

More Black-tailed Godwit sound recordings are available at .

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