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Distinctive in size, bill length, and color. Plumage similar to Marbled Godwit. 19 inches. Brown rump and barred tail. Cinnamon wing linings. White eyering, dusky eyeline. Sexes similar. Very long, decurved bill. Pale buff head and neck faintly streaked with darker brown. Buff brown underparts with sparse dark streaking on flanks. Dark back with pale edges and notches to feathers. Dark brown outer wing contrasts with paler inner wing in flight. Juvenile: Much shorter bill, often with less downward curve.
Western Canada and the United States, from British Columbia east to Alberta south to northeastern California, Nevada and northern Utah; western Wyoming, most of Montana, western Dakotas, and eastern Colorado and New Mexico; northern Texas.
Grasslands and open prairie
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