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Marbled godwit
Limosa fedoa

Marbled godwit
Marbled godwit

Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: buffy, cinnamon and brown
Occurrence: moist grasslands
Diet: aquatic invertebrates, grasshoppers, seeds
Nest: hollow on moist ground
Field Identification: large curlew-like shorebird with buffy breast, wings cinnamon and black, long, orange and black, slightly upturned bill, very loud
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: 31 Scolopacidae (sandpipers, peeps,phalaropes,curlews)
Genus: Limosa
Species: fedoa

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