Short-billed Dowitcher
(Limnodromus griseus)
Photographed in Florida, and Galveston, Texas, by Jim Rosso

The picture on the right shows winter plumage photographed in Florida in January. The picture on the left shows two Short-billed Dowitchers and the bird on the left is beginning to go into spring plumage while the bird on the right shows no spring plumage.

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sb dowitcher

Other members of the genus Limnodromus:
Long-billed Dowitcher

sb dowitcher
short billed dowitcher
The birds on the left and right are demonstrating the feeding technique of dowitchers. On the picture on the bottom left there is a Western Sandpiper feeding right in front of one of the three dowitchers.

 

 

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