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 78 videos
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 1 year ago 43 sec 4.6
A juvenile bird looking up, becoming alert and flying away Locality Santoña Marsh Natural Reserve, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain (ssp limosa)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 August 2007 6 years ago 22 sec 4.6
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 3 years ago 38 sec 4.6
A juvenile bird walking on the grass and foraging Locality Santoña Marsh Natural Reserve, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain (ssp limosa)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 August 2007 6 years ago 32 sec 4.5
A group feeding Locality Illa de Buda, Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp limosa)
Pedro Rubio 1994 11 years ago 24 sec 4.5
this bird shows to use a long bill Locality Bunschoten, Utrecht Province, Netherlands
Wout van den Brink 23 March 2013 49 weeks ago 30 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 96 photos
Detail of Limosa by De Muy.
Locality Texel, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Guido Bohn 15 May 2010 3 years ago 4.5
standing on one leg
Locality Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 7 April 2010 2 years ago 4.5
Locality Salt Ponds Km 20, Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 15 March 2012 1 year ago 4.5
adult male in Laxa valley, near Akureiry.
Locality Laxá River, Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland (ssp islandica)
Marco Valentini 10 June 2012 1 year ago 4.4
A young bird standing in a puddle
Locality Spiekeroog, East Frisian Islands, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp limosa)
Mathieu W 4 September 2013 6 weeks ago 4.4
Couple during display
Locality Blankenberge, West Flanders Province, Belgium (ssp limosa)
Marc FASOL 21 July 2009 1 year ago 4.4
A bird intensively calling near its nest.
Locality Dalnerechensk, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2009 3 years ago 4.5
Challenge or courtship calls Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 3 February 2010 4 years ago 4
Single sweet whistle, probably alarm call Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 3 February 2010 4 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 12 weeks ago 3
Display calls of a captive male Locality Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
(ssp probably limosa)
Stuart Fisher 2 May 2001 5 years ago 3