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  • Dut: Ruiters
  • Lat: Scolopacidae
  • Eng: Godwits and shanks
  • Ger: Schnepfenartige

Godwits en shanks

Godwits and shanks are slim birds with long legs and a long beak. They are completely adapted to life in muddy regions. With their long beak, they can easily pulled out worms and shellfish from the bottom. However, they also like to eat small crustaceans or insects.