dowitcher

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Related to short-billed dowitchers: Limnodromus griseus

dowitcher:

see snipesnipe,
common name for a shore bird of the family Scolopacidae (sandpiper family), native to the Old and New Worlds. The common, or Wilson's snipe (Capella gallinago), also called jacksnipe, is a game bird of marshes and meadows.
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2 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus & Long- billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Lesser Scaup (4) Aythya affinis 82 638 7.
In Jamaica Bay, ornothologists can drop impressive names, like black-bellied plovers, American oyster catchers, marbled godwits, white-rumped sand-pipers, short-billed dowitchers, Wilson's phalaropes or black-crowned night herons.
Species already affected include American wigeons, northern shovelers, yellow rails, stilt sandpipers, Hudsonian godwits and short-billed dowitchers.