Long-billed Dowitcher

Range:

They live in the far north of North America and eastern Siberia; but vagrants have been spotted as far as western Europe.   In the winter, they migrate to the southern United States and to Central America. They nest on the ground near water.


Description:

Species has a dark brown body on the top, spotted throat and chest, and are reddish below.  They have bars on their flanks and a dark bill.  The tail has a black and white pattern, which is barred.  Their legs are a yellowish color. In the winter, the plumage is mostly grey.

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Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Sounds
chirping
Habitat
mudflat
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
rust
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern