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Godwits
With a long, slender, very gently recurved bill, which is much longer than the tarsus and entirely smooth and hard at the tip, is a little group of some half a dozen species known as the Godwits (Limosa)...
Other Sandpipers
Agreeing with the Godwits, at least as regards the hard point of the bill, is another considerable genus of Sandpipers (Totanus), which, however, may be distinguished by their generally smaller size...
The Greenshank
The Greenshank (Totanus [or Glottis] nebularius) is a well-known bird of the Eastern Hemisphere, spending the summer in northern Europe and northern Asia...
Willet
Closely related to the last genus, but distinguished by having the inner and middle, as well as the middle and outer, toes webbed, is the genus Catoptrophorus...
Ruff
Perhaps the most remarkable member of this entire group is the Ruff (Pavoncella pugnax) of temperate Europe and Asia...
Upland Plover
The Bartramian Sandpiper, or Upland Plover (Bartramia longicauda), above alluded to, is one of the most characteristic members of the order in eastern and central North America east of the Great Basin...
Tip-up
The familiar little Spotted Sandpiper, Tip-up, or Peet-weet (Actitis macularia) of temperate North America is almost too well known to need ex-tended description.
Curlews And Whimbrels
The last members of this group that we shall have space to mention are the Curlews and Whimbrels (Numenius), of which there are some nine or ten living and some five or six fossil forms known.
European Woodcock
The Woodcock and Snipe with their allies comprise the final subfamily here recognized (Scolopacince)...
American Woodcock
Closely allied to the last is the well-known American Woodcock (Philohela minor), which differs from its Old World relative in having short, rounded wings in which the three outer primaries are very narrow and attenuated...
Snipe
In the typical Snipe (Gallinago), which are also sometimes referred to Scolopax, the lower portion of the tibia is nearly or quite bare of feathers...
Dowitchers
With a well-developed web at the base between the front toes, but otherwise quite well agreeing with the species of Gallinago, are the Dowitchers (Macrorhamphus)...
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