Alternative name: Pintail Snipe
- Gallinago stenura
25-27 cm (9¾-10½ in)
- Mottled brown upperparts with cream lines
- Pale underparts
- Buff breast with streaks
- White belly
- Dark eye stripe, with lighter stripes above and below
- Greenish-grey legs
- Long straight dark bill
Damp marshes and tundra.
They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground. Eggs are laid from late May to mid-June.
They forage in mud or soft soil, probing for insects molluscs, earthworms and larvae; some plant material, including seeds are also taken at times..
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Pin-tailed Snipe. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Pin-tailed_Snipe
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