Eastern bar-tailed godwit (1570/2455)

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Prior to leaving NZ in autumn for breeding grounds some bar-tailed godwits like this begin to show breeding plumage.

Scientific name
Limosa lapponica
Common names
bar-tailed godwit, eastern bar-tailed godwit, kuaka, Pacific godwit
Miranda, Firth of Thames, New Zealand
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