Fedoa, easily recognized by its size and the buff colour of its axillaries, and the smaller Hudsonian godwit, L.
Hudsonica, which has its axillaries of a deep black.
The variegated plumage of the Snipe is subject to no inconsiderable variation, especially in the extent of dark markings on the belly, flanks, and axillaries, while examples are occasionally seen in which no trace of white, and hardly any of buff or grey, is visible, the place of these tints being taken by several shades of chocolate-brown.
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