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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Godwit, Hudsonian
-Limosa haemastica (Linnaeus)

A large shorebird with slightly upturned slender bill. This and the marbled godwit are the only godwits of regular occurrence in Canada. Its mainly black tail strongly contrasting with immaculate white upper tail coverts, solid blackish or dark-brown axillars, and white wing stripe readily separate it in any plumage from the larger Marbled Godwit. (For distinctions from the Bar-tailed and Black-tailed godwits, both of which are of accidental occurrence in Canada).