Limnodromus griseus (JF Gmelin, 1789)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
With a more easterly breeding distribution than its long-billed cousin (which it closely resembles in non-breeding plumage), it is, somewhat surprisingly, a much less frequent visitor to Britain & Ireland, with only a handful of records.
The nest and eggs of this species eluded discovery until 1906, and the nesting grounds of the eastern race were not discovered until the late 1950s.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Short-billed Dowitcher is a very rare vagrant, usually recorded in autumn.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Short-billed Dowitcher, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: DG | 5-letter code: SHBDO | Euring: 5260|
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