TITLE

Woodcock: Most unusual game bird

AUTHOR(S)
Byford, Jim
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;4/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on woodcock. Most woodcock breed in the northern United States and Canada, and winter along the Atlantic Coastal plain and southern bottomland hardwood swamps, with most wintering in Louisiana. They are actually shorebirds that have evolved to live in the woods. The eyes are located far back on the head, and in a position that allows the bird to see a full 360 degrees. They are game birds, but a long slow population decline, presumably due to loss of breeding habitat, has conservationists concerned.
ACCESSION #
16780850

 

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