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Short-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus griseus ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: SCOLOPACIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A medium to large shorebird with a long bill, the Short-billed Dowitcher is a common and conspicous migrant that uses a "sewing-machine" method of foraging across the mud flats. Its long bill is short only in comparison with the very similar Long-billed Dowitcher.

Calls

  • Flight calls, display call
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Flight call a melodic "tu" repeated up to four times.

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