American Painted-snipe

The South American Painted Snipe or Lesser Painted Snipe, Nycticryphes semicollaris, is a shorebird in the family Rostratulidae. There are two other species in its family, the Australian Painted Snipe and the Greater Painted Snipe.

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

The South American Painted-Snipe (right in a great photo by John & Karen Shrader) ranges throughout the southern third of South America. It is not sexually dimorphic and apparently does not have a "role-reversal" breeding strategy, although much is still to be learned about this enigma. The photograph is a bird (probably a male) near a nest (the eggs are shown below). More

South American Painted-snipe Rostratula semicollaris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

American Painted-snipe Rostratula semicollaris = Described by: Vieillot (1816) Alternate common name(s): South American Painted Snipe, South American Painted-snipe Old scientific name(s): Nycticryphes semicollaris Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Sc. South America; Se. Brazil (e. Bahia, Camacari), Paraguay (chaco) and Uruguay s. in c. Chile from Coquimbo to Arauco and n. and c. Argentina s. to Rio Negro. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Rostratulidae
Genus : Rostratula
Species : semicollaris
Authority : (Vieillot, 1816)