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|The photograph of Black-tailed Godwit was taken at Manglajodi site no.229 of Chilika Lake during excursion of 2nd year Hons. Student, Department of Zoology, Kanchrapara College. The Chilika Lake covering 1166 square kilometer during monsoon, has been designated by the Govt. for inclusion in the list of Wetlands of International Importance. Designated as RAMSAR Site on 01.10.1981. It is one of the most important sites for many migratory birds. |
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.
Its breeding range stretches from Iceland through Europe and areas of central Asia. Black-tailed Godwits spend winter in areas as diverse as the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, Western Europe and West Africa. The species breeds in fens, lake edges, damp meadows, moorlands and bogs and uses estuaries, swamps and floods in winter; it is more likely to be found inland and on freshwater.
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Very interesting bird. In my region, it also can be found in the summer.