French: Barge hudsonienne German: Hudsonschnepfe Spanish: Aguja café
Locally from W & S Alaska and NW Canada to Hudson Bay. Winters on S South American Atlantic coast from S Brazil to Tierra del Fuego, and on Pacific coast from SC Chile (Chiloé I).
36–42 cm; male 196–266 g, female 246–436 g; wingspan 67–79 cm. Darkish godwit with slightly uptilted bill; face and throat whitish; breast, belly and... read more
Generally quiet during non-breeding season. On territories, gives a clear high-pitched, sometimes... read more
Sedgy marshland near treeline in lowlands, close to coast or river. In winter and on migration,... read more
Food and feeding
On breeding gounds mainly Diptera larvae; also snails, beetles, adult insects and seeds. On breeding grounds, majority of stomach contents... read more
Nests late May to Jul. Occasionally adjacent pairs nest within 200–300 m of one another. Pair formation occurs on breeding grounds.... read more
Long-distance migrant, with some evidence that birds from NC Canada and Alaska winter in different... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population c. 50,000 birds in 1980s or perhaps more, of which c. 14,000 breed in Alaska and the rest in Canada, with 50,000... read more
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