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Bird Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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Scientific name: Limosa lapponica

Common Name: Bar-tailed Godwit

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: Breed in the Northern Hemisphere and arrive in Australia in August. More numerous in Northern Australia but can be found throughout Australia's coastal areas.

Habitat: Coastal areas, mudflats, mangroves and beaches.

Field Notes: A large wader, non-breeding plumage; mostly mottled brown and buff below, long slightly upturned bill.

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