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American Woodcock

The American Woodcock is a little birdie around robin-sized. They are instantly identifiable by the dance they constantly do. The body bobs up and down, but the head remains stationary. They bob 2-3 times for each step they take.   high-res

It is thought the bobbing may be to stir up the worms below, so they can be heard.   high-res

The long long beak is used to hunt by sound. They stick it into the ground, and worm sounds are transmitted up the beak to the ears.   high-res

The American Woodcock, the cutest dancer in the woods.

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