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Long-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus

Rails and Coots
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 28-32 cm

Description: Occasionally spotted during the fall migrations, the long-billed dowitcher has a beak that is unproportionally long. The head is buff with a brown crown and eye streak. There is a white eye-ring and eyebrow line. The breast is reddish, streaked with brown. The back and wings are darker brown, with the feathers outlined in white. The tail is also brown, but there is a distinctive mottled white rump patch. The legs are yellow. Their non-breeding plumage is much lighter. The rump patch is more prominent, and the reddish breast become much whiter. They feed by probing for insects and worms.

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