Limosa – Godwits
They have been recorded as the most extended flying bird – flying more than 12km (7.5 miles)
Characteristic features observed in godwits that differentiate them from other related species are long beaks and legs. The upper body parts in these birds are somewhat darker in color compared with the underparts. Also, a change of costume is seen during breeding season when all species put on a darker plumage followed by dense rufous.
All the species closely resemble each other, but the barring on wings and tail could help differentiate one from the other. These sweet little birds eagerly look forward to long trips across the ocean. It is interesting to know that they travel for days without making any stops for a snack.