Pintail Snipe

Its breeding habitat is damp marshes and tundra in Arctic and boreal Russia. Birds in their non-breeding range use a variety of wetlands, often with Common Snipe, but may be found also in drier habitats than their relative. They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground.

The Pintail Snipe is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Male Pintail Snipes often display in a group, with a loud repetitive tcheka song which has a crescendo of fizzing and buzzing sounds, and also whistling noises produced in flight by the pin-like outer tail feathers which give this species its English name. The normal call is a weak squik. References - 1. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Gallinago stenura. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. More

Pintail snipe on ground Pintail snipe on groundPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: Pin-tailed snipe French: Bécassine À Queue Pointue Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Charadriiformes Family Scolopacidae Genus More

Pintail Snipe determination Similar species Scolopacidae Bairds Sandpiper | Bar-Tailed Godwit | Black-Tailed Godwit | Broad-Billed Sandpiper | Buff-Breasted Sandpiper | Curlew | Curlew Sandpiper | Dunlin | Eskimo Curlew | Great Knot | Great Snipe | Greater Yellowlegs | Green Sandpiper | Greenshank | Grey Phalarope | Grey-tailed Tattler | Hudsonian Godwit | More

The pintail snipe has beautifully mottled black, brown and reddish-brown plumage, providing the bird with superb camouflage. The plumage on the underside is pale and a dark stripe runs across each eye, with lighter streaks above and below. The pintail snipe is very similar in appearance to its relative, the common snipe, except for darker colouring under the wings and a shorter, but still pointed, two-toned bill (2). More

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura - In flight Pintail Snipe Photographer : More

After this record, five more putative Pintail Snipes were seen at the Kfar Ruppin turf fields, the last being in September 2003 (James P. Smith et al.). Our lesson from the 1998 bird showed that separating Pintail and Swinhoe's Snipes in the field seems impossible, but these records most probably all relate to Pintail Snipes. Unfortunately, the Kfar Ruppin turf fields have been abandoned and destroyed, so it seems that future records of Pintail Snipes in Israel will be very few, if any. More

Pintail Snipe, suggestions by Shirihai (1988) that this is a good field character do not take into account the variation in tail pattern of Swinhoe’s. Pintail Snipe consistently shows white tips and inner webs to the narrow outer rectrices. If present, the pale tips to the central rectrices are buffish, and rarely whitish, unlike the illustration in Hayman et al. (1986). More

Pintail Snipe, and it seems likely that it occurs more often but goes undetected due to the species retiring habits. Pintail Snipe breeds across northern and eastern Siberia and winters from Pakistan to southeast Asia and Indonesia and so is a likely candidate for further observations in the Islands. Compared with the other species it differs in appearing brown overall, including it's flight feathers, with buff or sandy-buff tinged pale areas. More

Pintail Snipe - photo by Ron Saldino Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura) is a probable rare winter passage migrant in Haryana. This bird is found in wetlands and near irrigated cultivation. Order: CICONIIFORMES Family: Scolopacinae Local Name: Chaha Size: Quail+ Identification: Straight long slender bill. Dark brown above streaked with black, rufous and buff. Whitish below. Outer tail feathers, short and stiff. While heavier and darker, the Pintail Snipe is difficult to separate from Common Snipe in the field. More

In: Pintail Snipe Ca: Becadell siberià Da: Sibirisk Bekkasin De: Spießbekassine Es: Agachadiza colirrara Fi: suippopyrstökurppa Fr: Bécassine à queue pointue It: Beccaccino stenuro Nl: Stekelstaartsnip No: Sibirbekkasin Pt: Narceja-siberiana Sv: Sibirisk beckasin US: Pin-tailed Snipe Ru: Азиатский бекас Bird News Extra subscribers should log in to view an enhanced species page. More

View all pictures of Pintail Snipe View all pictures of Pintail Snipe show section European breeding populations (1) Pintail Snipe breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country): Russia show section Products featuring Pintail Snipe (3) BWPi DVD-ROM 2.0 (DRBWP: £135.95) Birding in China DVD (DVC: £12. More

* Male Pintail Snipes often display in a group, with a loud repetitive song and whistling noises produced in flight by the pin-like outer tail feathers which give this species its English name. * Common name variations include Pin-tail, Pintail Snipe, and the Asiatic Snipe. More

British Pintail Snipe is found. Plate 9 Plate 9: Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus, left, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago, centre, and Wilson's Snipe G. delicata, Lower Moors, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, October 1998 (Tony Collinson). Lower Moors in October 1998 provided a unique opportunity to study these three species together. The generally colder-toned appearance of the Wilson's Snipe was a good pointer to its identity, even if not diagnostic in itself due to the variability of Common Snipe. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Gallinago
Species : stenura
Authority : (Bonaparte, 1830)
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