Photo of an American Woodcock, a bizarre looking woodland shorebird in the sandpiper family

The American woodcock (Scolopax minor)– aka Timberdoodle, Bog sucker, Mudsnipe, Hokumpoke, Night partridge, Labrador twister, and Mud bat to name a few – is a bizarre looking woodland shorebird in the sandpiper family with unique looks and interesting behaviors. Woodcock adaptations include an exceptionally long probing bill with a flexible tip, ideal for finding their…

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