Monday, July 25, 2022

European Black-Tailed Godwit

The black-tailed godwit has four subspecies. I saw the European black-tailed godwit, one of the four, near the Sado River Estuary in Portugal. Its breeding plumage, which I saw, has a pale orange chest, neck and head. It also has a back tail which I wasn't able to see. Although I saw it in breeding plumage, it was in its wintering range. 

Euroopean black-tailed godwit range from Wikipedia: blue is wintering, yellow is breeding and green is year-round. 

1 comment:

  1. Its range seems strange. Why some of those places and not others? It seems to like the coast, but in a narrow area. It only likes a few inland areas.