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American Woodcock
(Scolopax minor)

        
American Woodcock
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American Woodcock Information

Length: 10.5 - 11"

Habitat
: Moist, early-successional woodlands near open fields or forest clearings; abandoned fields, brushy forest openings, wooded edges of streams and ponds, brushy edges of open swamps.

Habitat requirements: Clearings for courtship displays and nighttime roosting. Areas of soft, moist soil containing earthworms and with overhead cover. Young, open woodlands for nesting.

Diet: Earthworms (staple); insects, especially larvae of beetles and flies; spiders, millipedes, snails; some seeds and berries.
 
 
American Woodcock ID TipsIdentification tips for the American Woodcock
 
 
Range Maps:
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American Woodcock Breeding Map American Woodcock Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
 
 
Additional information:
 
American Woodcock
Photo, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status. (From Cornell Lab of Ornithology.)
 
 
 
 
     
   

 

 


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