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Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii

Described by: Gray; J. E. (1831)
Alternate common name(s): Japanese Snipe, Australian Snipe
Old scientific name(s): Capella hardwickii


Samford Lagoon, Queensland, Australia - Dec 15, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Edithvale Wetlands, Victoria, Australia - 2002 © Paul Hackett  Australia - Date unknown © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Ex. e. Asia and Japan;
E. Primorsky, s. Sakhalin Is., s. Kiril Is. and Japan (Kushiro and Akkeshi-ko Bekanbeushi Marshes, Hokkaido s. to n. and c. Honshu and possibly Kyushu).
Winters in e. Australia from the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland (Kelly's Swamp and Lake Samsonvale near Brisbane and Cairns Botanical Gardens), New South Wales, Victoria (Werribee) and se. South Australia and less frequently inland to n. Northern Territory (Knuckey's Lagoon) and Tasmania. Small numbers may winter in New Guinea and New Zealand.


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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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