Species Details


Asian Dowitcher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Limnodromus semipalmatus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Snipe-billed Godwit
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Asian Dowitcher is a medium-sized wader with a long straight bill (adult bird length approximately35 cm, weight 140 g, wing 17 cm, bill 8.5 cm, tarsus 5 cm, tail 6.5 cm). In the winter, it looks greyish-brown from above and whitish from below. It has a noticeable white supercilium. It feeds chiefly on insects, molluscs, crustaceans and small plant materials.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: andriy(www.inaturalist.org/people/andriy),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Midroad HSUmore information, please contact us.