Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) - HBW 3, p. 501
French: Barge à queue noire
Spanish: Aguja Colinegra
Taxonomy: Scolopax Limosa Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Forms superspecies with L. haemastica, with which sometimes considered conspecific. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- islandica C. L. Brehm, 1831 - Iceland, Faeroes, Shetland and Lofoten Is; winters in Ireland, Britain, W France, Spain and Portugal.
- limosa (Linnaeus, 1758) - W & C Europe and Russia E to upper R Yenisey; winters in Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa, and E through Middle East to W India.
- melanuroides Gould, 1846 - disjunct populations in Siberia E of R Yenisey, E Mongolia, NE China and Russian Far East; winters from India, Indochina, Taiwan and Philippines S to Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 90 videos
black-tailed godwit in search of food. Locality Circeo National Park, Lazio Region, Italy
marco branchi 30 March 2016 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 7 sec 5
Adult perched calling Locality Uitkerkse Polders, Blankenberge, West Flanders Province, Belgium
Pascal Vagner 5 June 2016 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 31 sec 5
A Black-tailed Godwit on the water. Locality Ochsenmoor Reserve, Dümmer See, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp islandica)
Christian Wiesmann 15 March 2015 1 year ago 1 min 16 sec 4.8
a bird foraging in the tall grass Locality Nijkerk, Gelderland Province, Netherlands (ssp limosa)
Daniêl Jimenez 17 April 2014 1 year ago 49 sec 4.7
An adult in breeding plumage calling and moving along a trail. Locality Dalnerechensk, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp melanuroides)
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2009 6 years ago 38 sec 4.6
A bathing bird exhibiting "Rhynchokinesis" - a system of levers in the upper mandible enabling all sandpipers and snipes-and som Locality Marshside RSPB Nature Reserve, Southport, Lancashire, England, Great Britain (ssp islandica)
Ron Jackson 7 April 2012 3 years ago 43 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 189 photos
Streching at dawn
Locality Circeo National Park, Lazio Region, Italy
Marco Valentini 13 April 2015 1 year ago 4.9
Race Islandica, breeding bird flying
Locality Húsavik, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland (ssp islandica)
GunnarPettersson 6 June 2014 1 year ago 4.8
The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.
Locality Trisik, Yogyakarta Region, Java (Indonesia)
uup 2 November 2013 29 weeks ago 4.7
bird on wetland area
Locality Biebrza National Park, Podlaskie Province, Poland
Krzysztof Blachowiak 17 April 2014 1 year ago 4.7
An adult male in breeding plumage.
Locality Workum, Friesland Province, Netherlands (ssp limosa)
Pedro Lourenço 7 April 2008 1 year ago 4.7
One bird coming to water body.
Locality Lake Kulu, Konya Province, Turkey
Mustafa Sozen 28 March 2010 1 year ago 4.6
A bird intensively calling near its nest.
Locality Dalnerechensk, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2009 6 years ago 4.5
Challenge or courtship calls Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 3 February 2010 6 years ago 4
Single sweet whistle, probably alarm call Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 3 February 2010 6 years ago 3.5
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Several birds callings in windy conditions Locality Biebrza National Park, Podlaskie Province, Poland
Eric Roualet 30 May 2009 2 years ago 3
Display calls of a captive male; subspecies probably limosa. Locality Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 2 May 2001 7 years ago 3