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 81 videos
Walking in the water Locality Yanbu, Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 22 June 2012 2 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 7 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 1 year 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 1 year ago 1 min 16 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 61 photos
Locality Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 24 August 2014 31 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Brouwersdam, Zeeland Province, Netherlands
Frank Bos 5 February 2015 6 weeks ago 4.7
Three young specimen in flight
Locality Texel, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Cristiano Crolle 3 May 2014 48 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Herdla, Hordaland County, Norway (ssp lapponica)
Geir Jensen 11 October 2008 3 years ago 4.6
Locality Tuscany Region, Italy (ssp lapponica)
Lorenzo Shoubridge 15 October 2013 27 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Torres Vedras, Lisbon Region, Portugal
José Frade 3 October 2013 1 year ago 4.5
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 1 year 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 2 years ago 3