Alternative name: Japanese Snipe
- Gallinago hardwickii
23–33 cm (9-13 in)
- Black, brown buff and white plumage
Breeds in upland open marshy areas. Rice Paddies on passage. Winters in wetlands, margins of muddy lagoons, riverbanks and hides in thick reedbeds.
Their diets consists mostly of earthworms; but they also eat seeds, molluscs, beetles, larvae etc.
Display flights and “drumming” by the males. The ground nest is concealed in vegetation. The clutch consists of 4 eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Latham's Snipe. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 9 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Latham%27s_Snipe
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