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 87 videos
A Black-tailed Godwit on the water. Locality Ochsenmoor Reserve, Dümmer See, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp islandica)
Christian Wiesmann 15 March 2015 45 weeks 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 5 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
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 8 years ago 32 sec 4.5
Birds in the water , preening and looking around of a meadow . Locality Ochsenmoor Reserve, Dümmer See, Lower Saxony, Germany
Christian Wiesmann 29 March 2014 1 year ago 1 min 40 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 176 photos
Streching at dawn
Locality Circeo National Park, Lazio Region, Italy
Marco Valentini 13 April 2015 42 weeks ago 4.9
Race Islandica, breeding bird flying
Locality Húsavik, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland (ssp islandica)
GunnarPettersson 6 June 2014 41 weeks 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 9 weeks 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
bird on wetland area
Locality Biebrza National Park, Podlaskie Province, Poland
Krzysztof Blachowiak 17 April 2014 42 weeks ago 4.6
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 5 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 6 years ago 3