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BAR TAILED GODWIT (Limosa lapponica)
Biodiversity > Birds > Regular Visiting Birds

Bar tailed godwit

A large grey-brown wading bird, characterised by the long straight bill, and is mainly a summer resident. They breed in the northern hemisphere from Scandinavia to Northern Asia and Alaska during the northern summer, then migrate into the southern hemisphere. At Lord Howe Island there are up to 50 over summer months, and usually 6 to 10 stay over winter.

Length: 40cm; wingspan 80cm.

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