Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) - HBW 3, p. 502

French: Barge rousse German: Pfuhlschnepfe 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.