The American Woodcock

October 2006
New York State Conservationist;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p15
The article provides information about the American woodcock. The American woodcock is one of New York's most unusual upland birds. Approximately the size of a mourning dove, the woodcock has a bill that looks too long for its body, and ears that are placed forward on the face, between the eyes and the bill. It requires a diverse mix of habitats to thrive, including riparian shrublands and forests, as well as upland shrublands, early successional forests and forest thickets.


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