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BTGOBar-Tailed Godwit (bird species)
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Mae hwyaden yr eithin (Tadorna tadorna: Shelduck) yn bwyta'r malwod bach sy'n cartrefu yn y mwd ac mi fydd y rhostog gynffonfraith (Limosa lapponica; bar-tailed godwit) yn tyllu am lwgwns hefo'i phig hir.
tahitiensis Godwit (unidentified) * 421 274 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa 464 302 tapponica baueri Hudsonian Godwit L.
Also contributing to the show are bar-tailed godwit from the Artic tundra.
Another small wader, the bar-tailed godwit is known to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to New Zealand, a flight-time of around nine or ten days!
Other UK birds have been added to the near threatened list - including oystercatchers, lapwings, know, curlew sandpiper and bar-tailed godwit - and join species already listed such as the black-tailed godwit and curlew.
Located at the mouths of the Mersey and Dee estuaries, the new Mersey Narrows and Wirral Foreshore SPA and Ramsar site is home to internationally important populations of knot, bar-tailed godwit, little gull and common tern and regularly supports over 20,000 waders and wildfowl in winter.
Surfcasters perusing shorebirds on South Beach this week might take note of a rare, bar-tailed godwit there.
(1988), according to Richardson (1990), are believed to have been based on Mengel's original paper, Richardson also noting that "These records are under review to rule out Bar-tailed Godwit..." Richardson (in litt., 4 June 2012), also noted that the record had not been accepted for inclusion in the checklist of the Arabian Gulf states published in Sandgrouse volume 1 (Bundy & Warr 1980).
The bird in question is the bar-tailed Godwit - one of the Australian birds which flew to Alaska without stopping to feed, flying for an astonishing 7,256 miles.
For example, the rate for migratory shorebirds in coastal New South Wales in 2008 (0.72%, mostly bar-tailed godwit and eastern curlew) was double that in Victoria in 2006 (0.38%), rates for waterfowl in Victoria (4.8%, mostly in Pacific black duck) in 2008 were almost double those in 2007 (2.8%), and rates for dabbling ducks in Victoria in 2008 (6.3%) were 3-fold greater than in coastal New South Wales in 2006 (1.9%).
"Some declining species, such as the ringed plover and bar-tailed godwit seem to be shifting away from wintering in Wales, preferring to spend the winter in continental Europe.
October is a good time to see wigeon, shoveller, teal, greenshank, and bar-tailed godwit on the reserve and Otter are seen occasionally on and around the main pool.