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Autologin:


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

Appearance:

Underparts almost completely barred. Prominent white edges to primary and secondary coverts. Shorter bill than Common Snipe, with stockier body, but slightly longer wings and legs. Less obvious trailing white edge to secondaries in flight. Corners of tail white (obvious when landing). Usually flies only a short distance and in a straight line after being flushed. Bill held in straighter angle than Snipe in flight.

Sound:

Sometimes utters a faint grunt when flushed, but is generally silent when not lekking. Display call unique: A bubbling, clappering and whistling sequence that accelerates into a crescendo followed by a decrescendo.

Song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-sound:Terje Kolaas, Licence,Link.



Facts:

Length (cm):
27-29
Wingspan (cm):
47-50
Weight (gram):
150-225
Size group:
Thrush-size
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