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Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
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Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

General Description: Marbled Godwits (Limosa fedoa) are large shorebirds with long legs and a long, slightly up-curved bill. The bill is pink towards the base and dark towards the tip. The overall color is orangish-brown with dark patterning on the back. In flight, cinnamon color shows in the wings. During the breeding season, they have barring on the chest, which is lost during winter.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae, Scolopacinae.

Favored Habitat: Grassy meadows during summer, mud flats and salt marshes during winter.

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Where to Find: Don't look for Marbled Godwits around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on the coast during winter. However, it is always worth keeping an eye out for this species during migration at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Breeds in central Canada; winters along both coasts of the US and south to Central America.

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Marbled Godwits are gregarious and can often be seen foraging or loafing in large numbers
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Marbled Godwit probing deeply for food in a mud flat, sometimes the head goes down into the mud
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Foraging on mudflat
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Marbled Godwit; notice the two-tone, up-curved bill
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Marbled Godwit; Dunedin, Florida
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Marbled Godwit; Dunedin, Florida
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Marbled Godwit; Dunedin, Florida
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Marbled Godwit; Dunedin, Florida
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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