Bar-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit in breeding plumage.
Bar-tailed Godwit nonbreeding
Bar-tailed Godwit in non-breeding plumage.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Limicoli
Family: Scolopacidae
Subfamily: Limosinae
Genus: Limosa
Species: L. lapponica
Binomial name
Limosa lapponica
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Bar-tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica is a species of godwit in the Limosinae subfamily. It is a cosmopolitan species, found on every continent except Antarctica.[2]

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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Limosa lapponica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Van Gils, J., Wiersma, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2015). Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2015). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 30 September 2015).

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