The godwit makes no attempt at concealment, the eggs being deposited in plain sight in a slight hollow in the short grass.
Its shorter bill—not over two and a half inches in length—will always distinguish it from the godwit.
It somewhat resembles the godwit in coloring, but it is more of a grayish tinge.
Very similar in appearance to our Hudsonian godwit, which is frequently called by the name of this species.
With the rising water, first the small sandpipers, then the larger birds are driven from the flats; last of all, the godwit.
The bird combines the characteristics of the Curlew and the godwit, the bill being recurved.
Some Hudsonian godwit gave a low chattering call when flushed, a low qua qua that resembled one of the notes of L. fedoa.
He also observed the godwit, and a larger and vicious bird, which they named margaulx.
The food of this godwit consists of worms, crustaceans, molluscs, and similar marine creatures.
I saw the hairbreadth escape and the splash, but whether or not the godwit dived to get away, I could not tell.