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Long-billed Dowitcher

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  • Lanius ludovicianus
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About the Long-billed Dowitcher

Also known as: Greater Dowticher, Greater Grayback

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.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 02 April 2014
Scientific Name Limnodromus scolopaceus
  • Charadriiformes
  • Scolopacidae
  • Limnodromus
  • L. scolopaceus
Birdorable Family Plovers & Shorebirds
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 25 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9.4 to 11.8 inches
18 to 20.5 inches
3.2 to 4.8 ounces

International Names

  • Fuselo (Brazilian)
  • 长嘴半蹼鹬 (Chinese)
  • slukovec dlouhozobý (Czech)
  • Langnæbbet Sneppeklire (Danish)
  • Grote Grijze Snip (Dutch)
  • tundrakurppelo (Finnish)
  • Bécassin à long bec (French)
  • Großer Schlammläufer (German)
  • Limnodromo beccolungo (Italian)
  • オオハシシギ [oohashishigi] (Japanese)
  • 긴부리도요 (Korean)
  • Langnebbekkasinsnipe (Norwegian)
  • szlamiec dlugodzioby (Polish)
  • Американский (Russian)
  • Agujeta Escolopácea (Spanish)
  • Långnäbbad beckasinsnäppa (Swedish)