Alternative name: Andean Snipe
- Gallinago jamesoni
Length 28·5–30 cm (11¼-11¾ in)
- Bill: long and straight; horn-coloured
- Warm brown upperparts, head and neck; streaked with buff and gold
- White underparts with brown bars
- Yellowish-green legs and feet
Immatures show pale fringes on the wing coverts.
Two subspecies are recognised by some authors: G. j. jamesoni and G. j. chapmani
They use a variety of habitats, including swampy forests, marshes, bamboo plantations and paramo. Observed at heights around 4,343 m on the eastern slope of the Andes.
They use their long bill to extract insects and worms from the mud. There is little information on their prey.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Jameson's Snipe. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 9 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Jameson%27s_Snipe