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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Black-tailed Godwit
Adult Black-tailed Godwits in summer/breeding plumage
Photograph © Terry Fountain
Coot Loch - Benbecula - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
20th April, 2007
Our Godwit photographs
- Black-tailed Godwit
- Limosa limosa
- Gaelic: Cearra-ghob
- WI: Uncommon passage Visitor (low numbers), Very rare winter visitor (five or less records)
- Similar birds: Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe
Barred markings in belly area and orange bill at the base are some of the distinguishing features from the summer adult Bar-tailed Godwit.
Summer adult females have a paler rufous-orange breast than the males.
Black-tailed Godwit records in the Western Isles
Limosa limosa islandica is an uncommon passage visitor (low numbers), and very rare winter visitor (five or less records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)
The chart below shows how abundant the Black-tailed Godwit is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
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