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
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 17 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