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A black-tailed godwit looking for food in shallow water

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Their most distinctive features are their long beaks and legs, and the black and white stripes on their wings. Female black-tailed godwits are bigger and heavier than the males, with a noticeably longer beak (which helps the sexes to avoid competing for food with each other). Image: Edwyn Anderton (Flickr).

Find out more: RSPB, Suffolk Wildlife TrustiNaturalist