Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sandpipers and Allies :: Common Snipe
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Fantail Snipe
Old scientific name(s): Capella gallinago
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(1) Iceland (deltas of Jokulsa a Dal and Jokulsa a Fljotsdal at Utherad), Faroe Is., Orkney Is. and Shetland Is.
Winters in British Isles.
(2) N. Palearctic: British Isles, Scandinavia, w. Europe e. across Russia and Siberia to Kamchatka and w. Aleutians (Attu and Shemya) s. to the Azores, s. Europe, s. Russia, Kirghiz steppes, Turkestan, w. China to Transbaicalia to Manchuria and Sakhalin Is. Isolated populations from ne. Afghanistan to n. India.
Winters in w. Europe, Mediterranean Basin, tropical Africa, Middle East, Arabia and the Indian Subcontinent to e. China, s. Korea, s. Japan, Philippines and w. Indonesia.
Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center, Chiba, Japan - Feb 16, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is walking around and feeding in a muddy spot.
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Jeff Blincows Sound Gallery
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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