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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Scolopacidae — the dowitchers.
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This area is important for waders, including the Asian dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus (R), a rare winter migrant.
Notable species of birds also found in this ecoregion are black skimmer (Rhynchops niger), gull-billed tern (Sterna nilotica), shot-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus), lesser and greater yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes and T. melanoleuca), black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) and tricolored egret (Egretta tricolor) just to name a few from the list of species named as internationally important for the Suriname coastal area.
The avifauna includes 261 bird species, among them the Siberian crane Grus leucogeranus (EN), swan goose Anser cygnoides (VU), imperial eagle Aquila heliaca (VU), Asian dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus (VU), corncrake Crex crex (VU), white-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla and capercaillie Tetrao urogallus.
They are long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus