French: Bécassin roux German: Kleiner Schlammläufer Spanish: Agujeta Gris
Other common names:
Long Island, New York
Subspecies and Distribution
L. g. caurinus Pitelka, 1950 - S Alaska and S Yukon; winters on Pacific coast from C USA to S Peru.
L. g. hendersoni Rowan, 1932 - EC British Columbia to SE Keewatin and C Manitoba; winters from SE USA to Panama.
L. g. griseus (Gmelin, 1789) - C Quebec and W Labrador; winters on Atlantic coast from S USA to Brazil.
25–29 cm; 65–154 g; wingspan 45–51 cm. Snipe-like bill, godwit-like plumage. Very similar to L. scolopaceus, but bill tends to be shorter; foreneck... read more
Muskegs, wet sedge meadows and bogs with low vegetation, also swampy coastal tundra. On migration,... read more
Food and feeding
On breeding grounds chiefly larvae and pupae of Diptera, also snails, beetles and adult insects and sometimes plant material, particularly... read more
Nests late May to Jul. Monogamous. Nest well hidden in soggy grass or sedge cover, near standing water. Usually 4 eggs (3–5);... read more
Long distance migrant. Race caurinus moves down Pacific coast, some birds inland through W... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Total population exceeds 100,000 birds, possibly several 100,000's; no estimates available for populations of different races. Declining trends... read more
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