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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

American Woodcock

Bécasse d'Amérique

Scolopax minor


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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the American Woodcock

B L W W W Family Latin Name
11" 28cm 18" 45.7cm 7oz 198.5g Scolopacidae Scolopax minor

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American Woodcock

Distribution: The American Woodcock is an upland gamebird. It is similar in appearance to the Common Snipe, having a stuby body including a long bill, which it uses to probe the earth for insects and worms. It can be seen from Newfoundland and Labrador through the southern regions of Quebec as well as through the southern region of Ontario to western Manitoba. It is also seen all around the Great Lakes, through the central states to almost the southeastern borders of the US and Mexico and eastward to the Atlantic coast including the northern half of Florida as well as north through New Brunswick to Nova Scotia.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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