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Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)

Appearance:

Large and stocky wader, more recalling a grouse than a snipe when flushed from undergrowth. More often seen in display flight than on ground. Crown crossed with diagnostic broad bars, unlike any snipe. Base of tail warm, rufous brown. Wings rounded and broad. Flies with bill pointed downwards in an angle. Usually lands quickly after being flushed with characteristic abrupt and sudden drop into undergrowth.

Sound:

Sometimes give a snipe-like hoarse "raaat" when flushed. Male display flight at night distinctive. Flies above treetops while calling with 3-5 deep croaking grunts, followed by an explosive high-pitched sneeze, "psst".

Display flight:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Facts:

Length (cm):
33-35
Wingspan (cm):
56-60
Weight (gram):
131-420
Size group:
Crow-size
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