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GALLERIES > BIRDS > CHARADRIIFORMES > SCOLOPACIDAE > MARBLED GODWIT [Limosa fedoa]


Marbled Godwit Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 19, 2015
ID : B13K8209 [4896 x 3264]

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Marbled Godwit Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: January 9, 2008
ID : 1993 [3888 x 2592]

Marbled Godwit Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ventura (Marina Park), CA
GPS: 34.3N, -119.3W, elev=3' MAP
Date: January 3, 2009
ID : 7C2V2917 [3888 x 2592]

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Marbled Godwit Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Dockweiler State Beach), CA
GPS: 33.9N, -118.4W, elev=14' MAP
Date: April 26, 2014
ID : B13K6190 [4896 x 3264]

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Marbled Godwit Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
GPS: 33.9N, -118.4W, elev=16' MAP
Date: April 2, 2010
ID : 7C2V5352 [3888 x 2592]

Marbled Godwit Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Del Rey Lagoon), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.5W, elev=3' MAP
Date: July 17, 2008
ID : 7C2V5412 [3888 x 2592]

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Marbled Godwit Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: January 9, 2008
ID : 1995 [3888 x 2592]

Marbled Godwit Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 21, 2008
ID : 8567 [3888 x 2592]

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Marbled Godwit (juvenile)
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: July 20, 2009
ID : 7C2V0202 [3888 x 2592]

Marbled Godwit Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: July 19, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Marbled Godwit Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: July 19, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

Marbled Godwit Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: July 19, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, is a large shorebird.

Adults have long blue-grey legs and a very long pink bill with a slight upward curve and dark at the tip. The long neck, breast and belly are pale brown with dark bars on the breast and flanks. The back is mottled and dark. They show cinnamon wing linings in flight.

Their breeding habitat is the northern prairies of western Canada and the north central United States near marshes or ponds. They nest on the ground, usually in short grass.

In autumn, they migrate in flocks to the coasts of California, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and South America.

These birds forage by probing on mudflats, in marshes, or at the beach (see picture below). In short grass, they may pick up insects by sight. They mainly eat insects and crustaceans, but also eat parts of aquatic plants.

Their numbers were reduced by hunting at the end of the 19th century. Although they had recovered somewhat since that time, their population has declined in recent times as suitable habitat is used for farming.



                                     




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