Mark Billiau.


Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

Black-tailed Godwit

This rare and elegant wading bird likes to breed in fens, lake edges, damp meadows and bogs.

In 2015, scientists announced that this bird is ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION and urgently needs more protection !!!
But although classified as seriously threatened, black-tailed godwits may still be hunted in France with 6000 to 8000 birds estimated to be killed annual !!!

Dutch name : Grutto
German name : Uferschnepfe
Latin name : Limosa limosa limosa

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A big thanks to de ceulaer for the nomination of this picture.

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