English: Black-tailed Godwit
Russian: Большой веретенник
French: Barge a queue noire
Mongolian: Морин цууцал
Japanese: オグロシギ (Oguro-shigi)
Body length: 37-42 cm
Wing span: 63-74 cm
Breeding season: May-August
Egg number: 4 (occasionally 3-5)
Egg colour: Buff with olive-brown or dark
brown small blotches, spots.
Brood: 1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least Concern
Food: Insects, annelid and polychaete worms,
molluscs and spiders.
Habitat: Open wet meadows, swamps,
marshy-grasslands and boggy areas in forest steppe and mountain steppe zones
along the valleys of rivers. The nest is a shallow hollow lined with grass.
During migration, it occurs in freshwater habitats, including swampy lakes
shores, flooded grasslands and sandy beaches of temporary and permanent lakes.