Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Painted-snipes :: Greater Painted-snipe

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Painted Snipe, Painted-snipe, Painted Snipe
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan - May 10, 2003 © William Hull  Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan - May 10, 2003 © William Hull  Lake Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Nov 24, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  India - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Mai Po Marshes, Hong Kong - Jul 25, 2005 © Neil Fifer 
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Africa. Se. Asia. E. Australia;
Fragmented distribution:
(1) Africa from Senegambia e. across s. Mali, s. Niger, s. Chad, nw. and ne. Egypt, s. Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya and s. to s. South Africa. Madagascar except in the s. In Asia from Pakistan, India (n. Kashmir), e. to e. and s. China (Long Valley, Hong Kong) and Japan s. from n. Honshu to the Greater Sundas (Java), Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa), the Philippines and Taiwan.
(2) Australia (nw. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland (Abattoir Swamp), New South Wales (Deniliquin at Avalon Swamp in the summer), Victoria and se. South Australia) and Tasmania.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Pintails Home (Kim Hyun-Tae)


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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