Long-billed Dowitcher Identification

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized shorebird.
  • Bill twice as long as head.
  • Moderately long, pale legs.

Immature Description

Juvenal plumage with brownish gray chest and flanks, less spotting and barring than breeding adults. Back feathers dark centered with broad buffy edges, giving a slightly scaly appearance. Tertials dark grayish with narrow rusty edges.
Relative Size

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Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 11.4 in (29 cm)
    • Weight: 3.2-4.6 oz (90-131 g)