Bar-tailed godwit – Rosse Grutto

Bartailed godwit in winter feathers, probing the mud of The Waddensea for something to eat. This picture was taken in the Netherlands but many of these birds fly non-stop from their breeding place on the Arctic coast to New Zealand for the winter. That is more than 10.000 km and that takes them about a week!

Rosse grutto in winterkleed zoekend naar voedsel in een drooggevallen stukje waddenzee. Dit exemplaar is gefotografeerd bij Terschelling, maar de meeste van deze vogels vliegen in één keer door van hun broedplaats in Alaska naar hun overwinterplek in Nieuw Zeeland. Dat is ruin 10.000 km en dat doen ze in ongeveer een week!

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