Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) - HBW 3, p. 502
French: Barge rousse
Spanish: Aguja Colipinta
Taxonomy: Scolopax lapponica Linnaeus, 1758, Lappland.
Race menzbieri sometimes included within race baueri. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lappland W through Kola and Kanin Peninsulas to Taymyr; winters from North Sea, W Iberia and NW Africa S to W South Africa, and E to Persian Gulf and W India.
- menzbieri Portenko, 1936 - N Siberia, between R Khatanga and Kolyma Delta; winters from SE Asia to NW Australia, and possibly E Australia.
- baueri Naumann, 1836 - NE Siberia, E of R Kolyma, to W Alaska; winters from China to New Zealand and some Pacific Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 91 videos
Walking in the water Locality Yanbu, Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 22 June 2012 3 years ago 25 sec 5
A male calling the attention to keep the nest and female far from the cameraman. Locality Ulric Ulroan's Camp, Chevak, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp baueri)
Josep del Hoyo 22 June 2013 2 years ago 46 sec 4.8
A pair alarmcalling close to the nest caused by human presence. Than the male flying off. Locality Ulric Ulroan's Camp, Chevak, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp baueri)
Josep del Hoyo 22 June 2013 2 years ago 1 min 1 sec 4.8
A winter-plumaged bird feeding on the mud Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia (ssp menzbieri)
Keith Blomerley 10 November 2003 8 years ago 18 sec 4.6
An individual having a bath and preening on the edge of a river. Locality Ulric Ulroan's Camp, Chevak, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp baueri)
Josep del Hoyo 22 June 2013 2 years ago 43 sec 4.5
Birds feeding on mud flats during receding tide. Locality Miranda, North Island, New Zealand (ssp baueri)
Doug and Denise Norris 9 January 2013 2 years ago 1 min 16 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 86 photos
An adult male in breeding plumage
Locality Vadso, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp lapponica)
Frederic Pelsy 18 May 2015 45 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Brouwersdam, Zeeland Province, Netherlands
Frank Bos 5 February 2015 1 year ago 4.8
Male on breeding locality.
Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway
Terje Lislevand 1 July 2014 1 year ago 4.8
Locality Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 24 August 2014 1 year ago 4.7
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758)The bar-tailed godwit is a relatively short-legged species of godwit. The bill
Locality Trisik, Yogyakarta Region, Java (Indonesia)
Rusman Budi Prasetyo 12 October 2013 41 weeks ago 4.7
Adult bird in summer plumage on migration
Locality Glommen, Halland County, Sweden
GunnarPettersson 8 August 2012 1 year ago 4.7
A male alarmed, calling intruders attention to keep the nest far from them (female can be listened too). Locality Ulric Ulroan's Camp, Chevak, Alaska, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 22 June 2013 2 years ago 4
Calls by a small group of birds, given while taking off (repeated twice). Locality Manawatu River Estuary, North Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 10 February 2013 3 years ago 3