- Lymnocryptes minimus
- Mottled brown upperparts, paler underneath
- Dark stripe through the eye
- Wings pointed and narrow
- Yellow back stripes visible in flight
- Habit of bobbing up and down even when otherwise standing still
Jack Snipe lacks the pale central crown stripe seen in for example Common Snipe which is larger and has a longer bill
Breeds from coastal Europe (Atlantic coast - UK and Scandinavia; Mediterranean coast) to Siberia; winters to tropical Africa, India and South-east Asia.
This is a monotypic species.
Marshes, bogs, tundra and wet meadows with short vegetation.
Inclined to 'sit tight' only being flushed at the last minute
They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground, laying 3-4 eggs.
These birds forage in soft mud, probing or picking up food by sight. Diet includes insects and earthworms, also plant material.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Jack Snipe. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 2 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Jack_Snipe
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.