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    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
    • Costurero Pico Largo (Spanish)
    • Bécassin à long bec (French)
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