13 avr. 2017

Barge à queue noire islandaise

Limosa limosa islandica
Scolopacidae - Charadriiformes

Le Teich, début avril 2017
Nikon D500 + 800mm

 Un peu plus petite que Limosa l. limosa, elle a les ailes un peu plus longues, le bec plus court et le roux du plumage plus étendu. Si elle passe l'hiver dans l'ouest de l'Europe, elle niche principalement en Islande mais plus sporadiquement en Angleterre et en Irlande ainsi que sur les Iles Féroé, Shetland et Lofoten.


Icelandic Black-tailed godwit 
Slightly smaller than Limosa l. limosa, this sub-species has longer wings, a shorter beak and the orange colour of its plumage is more intense and spreads more.If it spends winter in Western Europe, it nests mainly in Iceland, but sporadically in England, in Ireland and on the Faroe, Shetland and Lofoten Islands.











13 commentaires :

  1. Hi Noushka, what a wonderful set of images of the Black-tailed godwit, this is a bird I have seen at Rutland but not very often, have a good week, all the best, John

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  2. We see Godwits infrequently here and almost never in breeding plumage. How lucky you are, Noushka. Superb pictures. Big hugs from Miriam and me.

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  3. Hello Noushka,
    Wonderful pictures. Great to see them in the water.

    Greetings, Marco

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  4. What a pretty bird and wow what a long beak!
    If you had of visited me blog to day you would have seen more than flowers :-) An Aesculapian snake visited us today, only the second time I have managed a photo of them in the garden.
    Hope your trip to Spain is productive, take care hugs Diane

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  5. Hi Noushka. Unlike John, I don't think that I have ever seen this bird in UK, although one I once saw on the Hampshire coast might have been of this race - it certainly had a very deep colouration. Thank you for bringing the differences to my attention, and for your super images.

    With my very best wishes - - Richard

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  6. Une belle découverte.
    Bises Noushka

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  7. Là, il faut un oeil d'experte !
    bon week end de Pâques et de balade

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  8. So colourful. Beautiful images Noushka.

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  9. Hoi Noushka.

    Beautiful images Noushka from the Black-tailed godwit.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  10. Gorgeous photos!
    Happy Easter!
    Calendula

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  11. Hi Noushka,
    Beautiful pictures of this species of godwits. I have seen the common species already quite a few times this year, but didn't get the chance so far to make acceptable pictures. Yours are great as usual.
    Greetings, Kees

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  12. Realmente unas imagenes espectaculares, amiga

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  13. What gorgeous plumage the Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit has, Noushka! Every bit as lovely as the yellow and turquoise and emerald birds!

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