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:   17528
Province:   Mpumalanga
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2528BB
Observer:   Ingram Warren; 014116
Date of record:   2015-04-27
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   Clearly a Godwit with long, slightly upturned bill with pink base reaching > 50% of bill length. Clearly larger/heavier than proximate Black Winged Stilts. Tall appearance with long-necked look. Plain grey-brown upper parts/back. In flight showed thick black terminal bar on tail, mainly white underwing with black/dark leading edge and trailing edge. Upper wing showed white bar running across primaries and secondaries. Black terminal band on tail distinguishes from Bar-tailed. White underwing coverts from Hudsonian
Last updated:   2018-10-24 08:36:57
Sp. code:   265
Species name:   Limosa limosa
Common name:   Black-tailed Godwit -- Swartstertgriet
Family:   Scolopacidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Black-tailed Godwit
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=-17528
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Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Date:   2015-05-12 17:38:57
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   2
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:  
Date:   2017-06-13 12:20:25
Species name:   Limosa limosa -- Black-tailed Godwit; Swartstertgriet
Species code:   265

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