Monday, 24 June 2013

Bird #52: Short Billed Dowitcher




Common Name: Short Billed Dowitcher

Scientific Name: Limnodromus griseus

Description: 10-12 inches; long straight bill; white eye brow strips; upperparts mottled grey, brown and black; underparts white; chest mottled brown; legs yellowish; rump white; 

Habitat: Mudflaps etc.

Statue: Migrant

References:

National Geographic- Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Dunn and Alderfer

Photograph taken at Chancery Lane,  Christ Church 




S B Dowitcher and Sanderling

S B Dowitcher and Sanderling