Hudsonian Godwit

Hudsonian Godwit, photo by Lisa Pirie
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Not applicable
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not applicable
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Under Consideration
COSEWIC Assessment: 
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk

The Hudsonian Godwit is one of the largest shorebirds that breeds in the NWT. It has long, dark legs and a long, slightly upturned bill. The bill is bi-coloured in both sexes, being pinkish red at the base and becoming darker towards the tip. Females tend to be larger than males on average, but males have darker plumage overall.

Weight:  Females, 246 to 358 g (8.7 to 12.6 oz); Males, 196 to 266 g (6.9 to 9.4 oz)  
Length:  36 to 42 cm (14 to 17 in)

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