Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: Timberdoodle

Timberdoodle - noun.

You can be forgiven for thinking that a timberdoodle is the latest trendy dog, but its actually a name for Scolopax minor or American woodcock. I'm not sure what the American woodcock did to deserve such a name, but it's also known as a bogsucker or hokumpoke. Who comes up with this stuff??

Anyway, the American woodcock is found in the Eastern half of the United States and it's dull colour gives it excellent camouflage. They thrive in areas with moist soil where they use their long beaks to forage for food.

American woodcock

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