Needle Colipinta, Limosa lapponica, is occupying an area of more northern breeding from northern Scandinavia eastwards across northern Eurasia and even Alaska.
Winters from the BritishIsles to the south, the African coast, with a tiny population within Nigeria, Chad, Malawi, Zambia and Transvaal.
Needle Colipinta measures 38 inches long and the summer plumage is reddish brownvery alive, especially in the neck and head. The long beak is curved slightly upwards. The legs are shorter than those of non-tailed godwit and stand just behind the tail when it flies. In the fall andwinter plumage is gray above and white below. The female is usually paler than the male in all plumages. Although he is a bird silent outside the breeding season, this is not very accurate, becausein the fall, as from the end of August begin arriving in large numbers to the Cantabrian coast in the evening listening often their rough and hoarse voice, expressed as "kírric!".
Although at thistime are collected in estuaries and muddy shores of estuaries to start the migration, usually are eating too scattered. Their habit of feeding on the ground vertically placing the long beak andputting it in the soft mud to capture small molluscs, crabs, soft sand, in a position that has been called the "sewing machine."
Wintering in Iberia in small quantity. During the January 1973 census,there were approximately three hundred needles of this species in the Galician and lesser amounts in the Mediterranean, with only eighty in the Ebro Delta, however, noteworthy that in the Portuguese...