Scientific Name:

Limosa limosa


Black-tailed Godwit


Black-tailed Godwit Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in Europe

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Subspecies: Three

L. l. islandica: Iceland; Faroe and the Shetland Islands; and northern Norway

L. l. limosa: Western and central Europe to central Asia

L. l. melanuroides: Central and eastern Asia

L. l. bohaii: East Asia

Further Reading:

Captive Breeding and Headstarting Explained

Meet the Godwits – Rick and Elis Simpson

Current conservation efforts