Hudsonian Godwit

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Hudsonian Godwit

Limosa haemastica
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
Basic Description

A large shorebird with a long, upturned bill, the Hudsonian Godwit breeds in the Arctic and winters in southern South America. Its remote breeding and wintering grounds have kept it one of the least well known of American shorebirds.

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Other Names
  • Aguja Café (Spanish)
  • Barge hudsonienne (French)
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