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Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Eastern Andes, Colombia, June 2010
Gallinago nobilis


30–33 cm

  • Dark brown and buff-streaked upperparts, head and neck
  • Gold feather edges form lines along the back
  • White belly
  • Brown flank barring
  • Horn-coloured bill is very long and straight
  • Legs and feet are greyish-green

Sexes similar, but females have a longer bill
Immature birds have pale fringes on the wing coverts


South America: found from the Andes of Colombia to south-western Venezuela, Ecuador, and northern Peru.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Highland wet grassland marshes and swamps.



Their main diet consists of insects and worms foraged from deep mud.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)
  3. Wikipedia

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