• Птиците в България
    Птиците срещащи се в България
    Всеки вид с кратко описание, снимки и видео в естесвена среда. Снимки на местообитанията, които обитава.
  • Над 400 вида птици в България
    426 вида птици в България!
    Знаете ли, че България е на второ място в Европа по видово разнообразие на птици?
  • On-line определител на птиците
    On-line определител на птиците!
    Открий и познай птицата, която си видял.
  • Хиляди снимки на птици
    Хиляди снимки на птици!
    Над 4000 снимки на птици публикувани безвъзмездно от над 150 фотографа.

Order Waders, Gulls, Skuas/Charadriiformes, Family Sandpipers/Scolopacidae

Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa - Adult

L 37-42 cm (incl. bill 8-11), WS 63-74 cm. Breeds on extensive wet meadows, grassy marshes, boggy moorland. On passage and in winter, frequents mainly estuaries, saltings, coastal mudflats and lagoons; also inland marshes.
IDENTIFICATION: About the size of Whimbrel, but outline slimmer. When plumage differences not discernible, told from Bar-tailed Godwit on ground by longer tibiae, slightly longer and straighter bill (straight or very slightly upcurved, more obviously curved on Bar-tailed). Unmistakable in flight: broad white wing-bar, black tail-band, square white rump, and equally long projection of bill/head and tail/legs at each end of body giving distinctive elongated look. Bill in summer yellowish or orange-flesh with dark tip, pink-based in winter. - Adult summer: male acquires much more extensive and brighter orange-rufous summer plumage than female; belly and undertail-coverts whitish, and flanks barred (ad. summer male Bar-tailed entirely darker rufous below). - Adult winter: Plain brown-grey breast and upperparts (Bar-tailed streaked). - Juvenile: Neck and breast tinged cinnamon-buff (of variable strength); wing-coverts pale-fringed with black subterminal spots (Bar-tailed more streaked pattern). - Variation: Icelandic birds (ssp. islandica) have shorter bill and legs, and deeper rufous summer plumage below extending further down on the breast, than in rest of Europe (limosa).
VOICE: Flight-call a quick, reedy, slightly nasal ‘vi-vi-ve!’ and a Lapwinglike ‘vääh-it’. Noisy when breeding: song (partly in complex display-flight) opens with nasal, drawling ‘kehi-e-itt kehi-e-itt kehi-e-itt …’, turning into rapid, rhythmic ‘weddy-whit-o weddy-whit-o weddy-whit-o …’.

Similar species
Find Birds in Bulgaria on Facebook
Ideas from nature - shirts, mugs, gifts
Big year
All European birds in one place!
All European birds in one place!
Visit
Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography Tours in BULGARIA. Cottage to rent
Bird guide for all European birds
All European birds in one place!
 
Application for smart phones
Application for smart phones