Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Bar‑tailed Godwit Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Limosa lapponica
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Bar-tailed Godwit is a brownish wader with long legs and bill, and a white rump (adult bird length approximately 37 cm, weight 220 g, wing 21 cm, bill: 8 cm, 10 cm in female, tarsus 4.8 cm, tail 7.2 cm). The breeding male looks dark patterned sandy-brown from above, with greyer wings. It has a white supercilium and chestnut neck. It feeds on insects, annelids, and molluscs. The nest of the bar-tailed godwit is a shallow cup made of moss, sometimes lined with vegetation. The typical clutch size ranges from 2 to 5 eggs, with an average of four. Both male and female godwits take turns incubating the eggs for a period of 20 to 21 days. The female incubates during the day, while the male takes over during the night.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jack Berteau(www.xeno-canto.org/Jack Berteau), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.