The Godwit….a Vivid Shot
The black-tailed godwit is a large wader with long bill (7.5 to 12 cm (3.0 to 4.7 in) long), neck and legs. During the breeding season, the bill has a yellowish or orange-pink base and dark tip & the base is pink in winter. The legs are dark grey, brown or black. The sexes are similar,but in breeding plumage, they can be separated by the male’s brighter, more extensive orange breast, neck and head. In winter, adult black-tailed godwits have a uniform brown-grey breast and upperparts (in contrast to the Bar-Tailed Godwit’s streaked back). Juveniles have a pale orange wash to the neck and breast.
In flight, its bold black and white wingbar and white rump can be seen readily. When on the ground it can be difficult to separate from the similar Bar-tailed Godwit, but the black-tailed godwit’s longer, straighter bill and longer legs are diagnostic.Black-tailed godwits are similar in body size and shape to bar-taileds, but stand taller.
Mangalajodi the wetland in Tangi district of Odisha is a heavenly paradise for these beautiful migratory birds. From mid of October till March end they cherish their food on these vast wetland compromising about 1000 acres including Chilika lake.
Mangalajodi is quite well connected from Bhubaneswar the capital of Odisha and it’s a beautiful Eco-Tourism destination quite in news these days.
Compiled from the web and with my own Photography for Bird lovers and Photographers across the Globe.