Eastern bar-tailed godwit (1703/2582)

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Having recently arrived in NZ this eastern bar-tailed godwit still has yellow staining on the face from probing deep into mud prior to its long migration from the Northern Hemisphere.

Scientific name
Limosa lapponica
Common names
bar-tailed godwit, eastern bar-tailed godwit, kuaka, Pacific godwit
Waipu Estuary, Northland, New Zealand
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