The black-tailed godwit

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The black-tailed godwit

Wikipedia had another cute bird for its daily featured picture, thanks to Andreas Trepte. From its associated article:

The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the godwit genus, Limosa. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.

Its breeding range stretches from Iceland through Europe and areas of central Asia. Black-tailed godwits spend (the northern hemisphere) winter in areas as diverse as the Indian Subcontinent, Australia,New Zealand, western Europe and west Africa.

Wait, there should be a space between Australia and New Zealand — the Tasman Sea, hah! Fixed :)

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