Common Snipe

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern Eurasia in summer; southern Europe, north and central Africa, and south Asia in winter.

Description:

Size: 25-27 cm in length with a 44-47 cm wingspan, weighing 80-140 g.

Plumage: The body is mottled brown with straw-yellow stripes on top and pale underneath. The tail feathers may be chestnut at the ends. There is a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. They have short greenish-grey legs and a very long straight dark bill, and black eyes with white eyerings.

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Common Snipe

Common Snipe

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
colorado
connecticut
hawaii
idaho
illinois
iowa
kansas
labrador
louisiana
manitoba
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
north dakota
northwest territories
nunavut
oklahoma
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species