Black-Tailed Godwit determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Limosa limosa | [UK] Black-Tailed Godwit | [FR] Barge queue noire | [DE] Uferschnepfe | [ES] Aguja de Cola Negra | [IT] Pittima reale | [NL] Grutto

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Limosa limosa melanuroides c and e Asia
  2. Limosa limosa limosa w and c Europe to c Asia
  3. Limosa limosa islandica Iceland, Faroe and Shetland Is., n Norway
  4. Limosa limosa EU widespread


Body dimensions and mass of breeding and hatched Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa 1. limosa): a comparison between a West Siberian and a Dutch population
Author(s): Niko M. Groen and Alexander K. Yurlov
Abstract: The breeding biology and habitat preference of the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa l. limosa) was studied in the West Siberian forest-steppe in May and June 1995. The godwits prefer reed and sedge marsh and edges of ponds and depressions. They breed in..[more]..
Source: J. Ornithol. 140, 73-79 (1999)
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The effectiveness of nest defense by Black-Tailed Godwits
Author(s): Green R.E., Hirons G.M. & Kirby J.S.
Abstract: This paper describes measurements of the frequency of aerial attacks on avian predators by nesting Black-tailed Godwits. The effects of these attacks on the ranging behaviour of Carrion Crows and the removal of eggs from artificial nests are assessed..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 78 (3): 405-413
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Components of fitness in Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa during the breeding season: Do female body mass and egg size matter?
Author(s): Hegyi Z. & Sasvari L
Abstract: Body mass of incubating females, their egg sizes, hatching success, hatchling masses and brood survival were recorded for individually colour-marked Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa breeding on meadows in Kiskunsag Na..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 86 (1): 43-50
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