Sculptor – Alan Glasby
Edition of 48
Height 35cm, Width 30cm, Depth 11cm
Black-tailed godwits are large wading birds. In summer, they have bright orangey-brown chests and bellies, but in winter they are more greyish brown. Their most distinctive features are their long beaks and legs and the black and white stripes on their wings.
Female black-tailed godwits are bigger and heavier than the males, with a noticeably longer beak (which helps the sexes to avoid competing for food with each other). They are very similar to bar-tailed godwits, this bird breeds in the Arctic and as the name suggests has different feather markings.