French: Barge rousse German: Pfuhlschnepfe Spanish: Aguja colipinta
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. lapponica
(Linnaeus, 1758) – N parts of Fennoscandia Lapland E through Kola and Kanin Peninsulas to W Yamal (NC Russia); winters from North Sea, W Iberia and NW Africa S to W South Africa.
L. l. taymyrensis
Engelmoer & Roselaar, 1998 – NW & NC Siberia from Yamal Peninsula to basin of R Anabar; winters coasts of Africa E to Persian Gulf and W India.
L. l. menzbieri
Portenko, 1936 – N Siberia between Lena Delta and Chaunskaya Bay; winters from SE Asia to NW Australia.
L. l. baueri
J. F. Naumann, 1836 – NE Siberia (E of Chaunskaya Bay) to W & N Alaska; winters from China to Australia, New Zealand and some SW Pacific islands.
L. l. anadyrensis
Engelmoer & Roselaar, 1998 – E Siberia (Chukotka and Anadyr lowlands); winters in Australia, possibly also New Zealand.
37–41 cm; male 190–400 g, female 262–630 g; wingspan 70–80 cm. Medium-sized godwit with slightly upcurved bill and barred tail; in flight, lacks white... read more
On the breeding grounds, territorial call given in flight or from the ground is a continuously... read more
Lowland scrub tundra, forest tundra, rolling uplands, wet river valleys and open larch woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Diet on breeding grounds mainly comprises insects, annelids, molluscs, occasionally seeds and berries. Non-breeding diet mainly Nereis... read more
Lays late May to Jun. Monogamous. Densities 0·1–1·0 pairs/km². Nest usually on dry, elevated sites, often between... read more
Long distance migrant. Race lapponica wintering in Europe originates from N Europe and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Global population over 999,000–1,049,000 birds. Regional populations as follows: nominate lapponica... read more
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