A rare winter
migrant to the northern dry coastal areas such as lagoons, mudflats, estuaries
etc. Occasionally some birds can be seen in southern coastal areas as well. In its non-breeding plumage Bar-tailed Godwit is very similar to the Black-tailed Godwit but can be distinguished from it by black
and white barred tail (Tail is complete black of Black-tailed Godwit) and more
up-turned bill. It feeds wading in shallow water on worms, crabs, and other
small aquatic animals, mostly as solitary individuals or as small flocks.