Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sandpipers and Allies :: Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

Described by: Bonaparte (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Pin-tailed Snipe, Asiatic Snipe
Old scientific name(s): Capella stenura


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Nc. and e. Russia from the Ural Mountains and Altai e. through Siberia and Tranbaikalia to Mongolia, Amurland and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Winters to India, the Maldives, s. China, se. Asia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines and w. Australia (w. and n. Western Australia and ex. nw. Northern Territory). Occurs in small numbers in Saudi Arabia, e. Africa and Aldabra Is.


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


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