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Identification: Black-tailed & Bar-tailed Godwits

2 Sep

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) is a common winter migrant and the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) is rare winter migrant. Black-tailed Godwit is more common in coastal area of dry lowlands and Bar-tailed Godwit arrives mainly to coastal area of Northern dry lowlands i.e Mannar and occasionally to Southern coastal area i.e Bundala.

Here are some useful field marks of these species, which will help you to identify the species correctly.

Black-tailed Godwit


Bar-tailed Godwit

(c) From ‘Birds Thapobanica’ Facebook Group