- Lophaetus occipitalis
- Birds of Prey
The Long-billed Dowitcher is a medium-sized species of shorebird found in North & Central America and far northeast Asia. This species is very similar to the Short-billed Dowitcher and the two are often difficult to tell apart.
Long-billed Dowitchers eat a variety of prey items, including larvae, crustaceans, and small insects. They search for food by probing their long bills into mud or muck. They may also eat plant material including moss and seeds.
While the population trend for this highly migratory species is unknown, the native range for Long-billed Dowitchers is enormous and they have a conservation status of Least Concern as of March 2014.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 02 April 2014|
|Scientific Name||Limnodromus scolopaceus|
|Birdorable Family||Plovers & Shorebirds|
(as of 25 November 2016)
9.4 to 11.8 inches
18 to 20.5 inches
3.2 to 4.8 ounces