BAR-TAILED GODWIT & BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

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BLACK-TAILED GODWIT ✔Thick black tail tip ✔Square white rump patch, ob­vi­ous white wing-bar ✔Bill long and straight ✔Barred stomach in sum­mer, plain back in win­ter ✔Longer ‘thigh’ – imag­ine ‘black’ writ­ten along its length BAR-TAILED GODWIT ✔Barred tail ✔White rump wedge ex­tends up back, ‘plain’ wings, no wing-bar ✔Shorter, slightly up­curved bill ✔Un­barred stomach in sum­mer, streaked back in win­ter ✔Very short thigh – think ‘bar’ writ­ten along it

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