Marbled Godwit

Limosa fedoa

The marbled godwit is one of the four species of godwits found worldwide. In the 1800s the population declined because of hunting, but since has remained stable. With few natural threats to this bird, the marbled godwit is nevertheless a species of high concern because its main threat is the disappearance of breeding grounds through human activities, especially the expansion of agricultural land.

Characteristics

This bird is a very large, long-legged, and long-necked shorebird. Its long bill has a slight upward curve that is pinkish in colour with a black tip. Male and female are similar, but the male is a bit smaller with a brighter bill base. The juvenile is similar to the adult…

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