40cm to 44cm
70cm to 82cm
280g to 340g
The black-tailed godwit have very distinctive long legs and beaks, with black and white stripes on their wings.
The females are generally larger than the males with longer beaks - this helps the sexes having to compete for food.
In winter they are more of a grey-brown, whereas in summer they have orange-brown chests.
Their diets mainly consist of worms, insects and snails but are known to eat other things such as plants and small insects during the breeding season.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.