Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Fairly common in fall along the North Carolina coast and rare inland.
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Marbled Godwit with a Dunlin on the left and a dowitcher in front.

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Godwits have long, slightly upturned bills.

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Godwits feed by probing for invertebrates in mud. Note water drop on tip of bill.

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Close up of prey item, which looks like a large grub, perhaps a beetle grub.

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwits (Limosa fedoa)
Temporary pool near Oregon Inlet, Dare Co., NC
7 Nov 2008

Usually found in small to medium sized flocks.


Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Rosebud Co., MT
1 June 2014

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Rosebud Co., MT
31 May 2014
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)
Rosebud Co., MT
31 May 2014


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