French: Barge marbrée German: Marmorschnepfe Spanish: Aguja canela
Hudson Bay, Canada.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. f. beringiae
Gibson & Kessel, 1989 – Alaska Peninsula from Ugashik Bay to Port Heiden; winters on Pacific coast of USA from Washington to C California.
L. f. fedoa
(Linnaeus, 1758) – C Alberta, S Saskatchewan and S Manitoba S in USA to SC Montana, North Dakota and W Minnesota, also SW James Bay (in SE Hudson Bay); winters from California and the Carolinas S to Panama, with occasional records S to Venezuela and Colombia to Chile.
42–48 cm; male 278–396 g, female 312–510 g; wingspan 70–80 cm. Fairly large cinnamon-buff godwit, with cinnamon wingbar and underwing; buff underparts... read more
Three main calls described from breeding grounds, namely: a loud “ger-WHIT”, with five calls in c.7... read more
Wet meadows and grassland near pools on prairies and coastal marshland including wet tundra/open... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, also bivalves. On breeding grounds and autumn migration, takes insects (e.g. Diptera, Chironomidae larvae, Orthoptera... read more
Lays early May to Jun, with arrival on breeding grounds ranging from mid Apr in North Dakota, later further N. Monogamous and both sexes... read more
Relatively short-distance migrant, but has been recorded at high altitude (3·7 km). Adults... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total of at least 174,000 birds estimated with moderate confidence in 2012. Largest of three subpopulations comprises 170,000 birds... read more
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