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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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The Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae, which breeds on Arctic coasts and tundra mainly in the Old World, and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions of the Old World. Its migration is the longest known non-stop flight of any bird and also the longest journey without pausing to feed by any animal.

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Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
9 Jul 2013 8:39AM
Good details and light here
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
9 Jul 2013 8:45AM
Interesting facts to accompany this fine shot of the pair, Gordon: fine detail and I like the rippled shadows.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 8:49AM
An amazing narrative Gordon

One of nature's true travellers

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
9 Jul 2013 9:41AM
such a slight looking bird too...fine pair GrinGrin
9 Jul 2013 1:47PM
Excellent detailed image & good narrative
Regards Brian
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
9 Jul 2013 1:49PM
Excellent image!! With great information!! It is an excellent example of the variation in size and colour within the same specie, i would suspect the foreground bird is a juvenile bird!! great work!!

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