Short-billed Dowitcher (species: Limnodromus griseus) in taxonomy (Gaia Guide)
Limnodromus griseus (3)
Short-billed Dowitcher

©Mike Baird: Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) in non-breeding plumage

©Dick Daniels: Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Genus Limnodromus
Species Limnodromus griseus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The body of adults is dark brown on top and reddish underneath. The tail has a black and white barred pattern. The legs are a yellowish color. The winter plumage is largely grey. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 32 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 56 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.