Scolopax – Woodcocks

Also known by many other names, such as timberdoodle, night partridge, Labrador twister, and bog sucker

These tiny and chunky woodcocks are about three times the size of a hummingbird. The brownish plumage helps these ground-dwelling birds to blend in with their surroundings. The 8 cm (3 in) long beak observed in all species is equipped with sensory endings specifically adapted to detect and pull out their favorite snack (earthworm) from the ground.

You can quickly notice the odd placement of eyes in woodcocks which helps them to watch out while the beak is busy fetching some food. The tail feathers add to their uniqueness as they make a unique sound when wind passes through these feathers. Sadly, hunters love targeting them and feasting on these plump birds.