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Black-Tailed Godwit

2 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 25 November 2013

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Martin Hughes-Games presents the Black-Tailed Godwit. A black-tailed godwit in its summer finery is a stunningly attractive bird, russet brown with a long orange and black bill. A few pairs of black-tailed godwits breed in the UK, most of them in damp grazing meadows such as the Ouse Washes in East Anglia. When breeding is over the male and female split up and spend the winter months apart, often in widely separated locations.

  • Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

    Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)



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