CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Limosa limosa  

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
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© Geoff Walker 2013
Toorbul, QLD (Sep, 2013)

The identification points to note for Black-tailed Godwits are-
 1) Straighter, slightly longer bill;
 2) White under wing;
 3) White rump with black tail; and
 4) More evenly grey and buffish with less streaking, most noticeable on head and chest.

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit