Hudsonian Godwit Identification

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Adult Description

Large shorebird. Long, slightly upturned bill with dark tip and reddish base. Long legs. Black wing linings. White stripe in wings. White rump. Tail black with white base. Breeding plumage with dark reddish chest and black barring on sides. Nonbreeding plumage gray all over.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to nonbreeding adult, but browner and with pale tips to back feathers.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 14.2-16.5 in (36-42 cm)
    • Weight: 6.9-12.6 oz (196-358 g)