American snipe

Capella gallinago

The American 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 American Snipe is easily caught in snares placed on the spots of mud which it is wont to probe, and a good number are thus obtained by the farmers' children, especially during very cold weather, when, the birds having become emaciated from want of a good supply of food, they resort to the small warm springs of our meadows, and there remain until the return of milder weather. More

The South American Snipe or Magellan Snipe, Gallinago paraguaiae, is a small, stocky wader. Its taxonomic position is complicated, sometimes treated as a race of Common Snipe, or split into two species, with the Andean population as Puna Snipe. This small snipe breeds in most of South America away from the Pacific coast and eastern Brazil, and also the Falkland Islands, Trinidad and possibly Tobago The nominate lowland race G. p. paraguaiae is resident, but southern G. p. More

The adult South American Snipe is 27-29 cm in length and weighs 110 g. It has short greenish-grey legs and a very long straight dark bill. The body is mottled brown on top and pale underneath. There is a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. The wings are pointed. In northern South America, it is difficult to distinguish in the field from wintering Common Snipe, although they can be separated in the hand. G. p. More

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South American Snipes forage in soft mud, probing or picking up food by sight. They mainly eat insects and earthworms, also plant material. The male performs a "winnowing" display during courtship, flying high in circles and then taking shallow dives to produce a distinctive sound. The call is a rasping tssk. More

Our South American Snipe friends are already hard at work with the Federations for the Pan Am Games and ISAF is aware of our excellent efforts. There is a lot of work to be done We are asking that each National Secretary inform their members of SCIRA's intentions and make contact with your respective Federation and ask for their support. More

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Wilson's snipe - American snipeGallinago media, great snipe, woodcock snipe - Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipehalf snipe, jacksnipe, Limnocryptes minima - a small short-billed Old World snipedowitcher - shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipewisp - a flock of snipe 2. More

American Snipe, Common Snipe Common Names in Esperanto: Galinago Common Names in Estonian: Taevasikk Common Names in Faroese: D�ggreyv Common Names in Finnish: Hein�kurppa, Taivaanvuohi Common Names in French: B�cassine De Wilson, B�cassine Des Marais Common Names in Frisian: Waarlamke Common Names in Gaelic: Budagochd More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Gallinago
Species : gallinago
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)