American Woodcocks are plump, short-legged shorebirds with very long, straight bills. Their large heads, short necks, and short tails give them a bulbous look on the ground and in flight. The wings are broad and rounded compared to most other shorebirds.
Bigger and plumper than a Killdeer; slightly smaller than a Rock Pigeon.robin-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 9.8-12.2 in (25-31 cm)
- Weight: 4.1-9.8 oz (116-279 g)
- Wingspan: 16.5-18.9 in (42-48 cm)