Short-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus griseus

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The short-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus), like its congener the long-billed dowitcher, is a medium-sized, stocky, long-billed shorebird in the family Scolopacidae. The genus name Limnodromus is Ancient Greek from limne, "marsh" and dromos, "racer". The specific griseus is Medieval Latin for "grey". The English name is from Iroquois and was first recorded in 1841.

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  1. (c) José Antonio Linage Espinosa, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://conabio.inaturalist.org/photos/4640724
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limnodromus_griseus

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