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Long-billed dowitcher

In Thai: นกซ่อมทะเลปากยาว, nok som tha-le pak yao

Binomial name: Limnodromus scolopaceus, Thomas Say, 1823

The long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) is a medium-sized shorebird.

Adults have yellowish legs and a long straight dark bill. The body is dark brown on top and reddish underneath with spotted throat and breast, bars on flanks. The tail has a black and white barred pattern. The winter plumage of both an adult and a juvenile is largely grey.

Their breeding habitat is wet tundra in the far north of North America and eastern Siberia. They nest on the ground, usually near water.

They migrate to the southern United States and as far south as Central America. Long-billed dowitcher is a rare but regular visitor to western Europe, with some individuals staying for long periods.

These birds forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud. They mainly eat insects, mollusks, crustaceans and marine worms, but also eat some plant material.

They are more likely to be seen near fresh water than the short-billed dowitcher.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Charadriiformes
Family
Scolopacidae
Genus
Limnodromus
Species
Limnodromus scolopaceus

Common names

  • Thai: นกซ่อมทะเลปากยาว, nok som tha-le pak yao

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Long-billed dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus in Thailand
Range map of Limnodromus scolopaceus in Thailand