Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus

Length 9.1-13.0 in (23.1-33.0 cm)
Wingspan 1.5-1.8 ft (45.7-55.9 cm)
Weight 2.6-5.5 oz (73-155 g)
Clutch Size 3-5
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Short-billed Dowitcher breeds in Canada and Alaska and winters along the North to the South American coast. The Short-billed Dowitcher is similar to the Long-billed Dowitcher. The bill is shorter for each of the sexes for the Short-billed Dowitcher but the male Long-billed is about the same size as the female Short-billed Dowitcher.

During breeding Dowitchers eat insects and insect larvae. Otherwise, they eat mollusks, crustaceans, marine worms, and other aquatic invertebrates.

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