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American Woodcock
American Woodcock
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Scolopax
Linnaeus, 1758

The woodcock are a group of seven very similar wading bird species in the genus Scolopax, characterised by a long slender bill and cryptic brown and blackish plumage. Only two woodcocks are widespread, the others being localised island species. American Woodcock public domain from USFWS, listed there as Woodcock File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy). ... Phyla Subregnum Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subregnum Agnotozoa Placozoa (trichoplax) Orthonectida (orthonectids) Rhombozoa (dicyemids) Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) (radial symmetry) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Bilateria (unranked) (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (parasitic to flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicatas Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families Thinocoridae Pedionomidae Scolopacidae Rostratulidae Jacanidae Chionididae Burhinidae Haematopodidae Recurvirostridae Ibidorhynchidae Charadriidae Pluvianellidae Dromadidae Glareolidae Stercorariidae Rhynchopidae Laridae Sternidae Alcidae Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. ... Genera Actitis Aphriza Arenaria Bartramia Calidris Catoptrophorus Coenocorypha Eurynorhynchus Gallinago Heterosceles Limicola Limnodromus Limosa Limnocryptes Numenius Steganopus Phalaropus Philomachus Prosobonia Scolopax Tringa Tryngites Xenus The Scolopacidae are a large family of waders, (known as shorebirds in North America). ... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as , (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[1] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... Binomial name Scolopax rusticola (Linnaeus, 1758) The Eurasian Woodcock, Scolopax rusticola is a medium-small wader. ... Binomial name Scolopax mira Hartert, 1916 The Amami Woodcock, Scolopax mira, is a medium sized wader. ... Binomial name Scolopax bukidnonensis Kennedy, Fisher, Harrap, Diesmos & Manamtam The Bukidnon Woodcock, Scolopax bukidnonensis, is a medium sized wader. ... Binomial name Scolopax saturata Horsfield, 1821 The Dusky Woodcock or Rufous Woodcock, Scolopax saturata, is a small wader. ... Binomial name Scolopax celebensis Riley, 1921 The Sulawesi Woodcock or Celebes Woodcock, Scolopax celebensis, is a medium sized wader. ... Binomial name Scolopax rochussenii Schlegel, 1866 The Mollucan Woodcock or Obi Woodcock, Scolopax rochussenii, is a medium sized wader. ... Binomial name Scolopax minor Gmelin, 1789 The American Woodcock, Scolopax minor, is a small chunky shorebird. ... Families Charadridae Jacanidae Rostratulidae Ibidorhynchidae Recurvirostridae Haematopodidae Scolopacidae Dromadidae Burhinidae Glareolidae Thinocoridae Waders, called Shorebirds in North America (where wader is used to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons), are members of the order Charadriiformes, excluding the more marine web-footed seabird groups. ... Orders Many - see section below. ...

These are woodland birds which feed at night or in the evenings, searching for invertebrates in soft ground with their long bills. This habit and their unobtrusive plumage makes it difficult to see them when they are resting in the day.

Most have distinctive displays, usually given at dawn or dusk. These are birds with stocky bodies and long bills. They have eyes set on the sides of their heads, which gives them almost 360o vision.

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After mating, the female woodcock builds her nest, which is nothing more than a shallow depression in the forest floor, close to a male's "singing ground." Most nests are located beside a log or stump, under a small tree or within fallen brush.
Wisconsin woodcock spend their winter in Arkansas, Louisiana, and southwest Mississippi in the flood plains and backwaters of the Mississippi River delta region.
Woodcock are preyed upon (eaten) by a number of predators.
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