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Georgia Doyle, Cole Wild; Found by Georgia Doyle, identified by Cole Wild
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
Intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 32, southeast corner
Stagnant shallow water in a low spot in cropland where grass hay is grown
Kowa TSN-4 Zoom 20-60x telescope
150 feet estimated
Description of the Bird
Large long-legged shorebird with mottled buffy brown plumage and a long recurved bicolored bill (pink on basal half, blackish on terminal half).
Behaviors: Feeding by poking long bill into mud while wading in shallow water
Similar Species Discussion
The bill identifies the bird as a godwit; no other godwit would be buffy brown in June.
Sibley Guide to Birds, after the sighting
Frequent observations of Marbled Godwit in Colorado during last 8 years
Date Documentation Submitted
6/20/2005 1:11:00 AM
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