Long-billed Dowitcher

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Long-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceus
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
Basic Description

A long-billed shorebird recognizable for both its distinctive profile and sewing machine-like feeding action, the Long-billed Dowitcher is most common west of the Mississippi.

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Other Names
  • Agujeta Escolopácea (Spanish)
  • Bécassin à long bec (French)
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