American Woodcock

Other Names: Timberdoodle

Distribution: Eastern United States.

Description:

Size: 25-31 cm in length with a 42-48 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Rufous below with a distinctive dead leaf pattern above and transverse black bands on the head. The eyes are large, bulging, and located close to the back of the head. The beak and legs are pale.

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American Woodcock

American Woodcock

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alberta
arkansas
atlanticcoast
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
gulf coast
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
vermont
virginia
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
buff
brown
gray
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species