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Snipe, Puna
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Gallinago andina
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Global, Peru, South America Read more
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This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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This 30–32 cm long snipe has a stocky body and relatively short legs for a wader. Its upperparts, head and neck are streaked and patterned with warm brown and buff, and the gold edges to the feathers form lines down its back. It shows pale to whitish underwings when in flight. The belly is white with brown barring. The horn-colored bill is long, straight and fairly robust. The legs and feet are yellow. The sexes are similar, and immatures differ only in showing pale fringes on the wing coverts. ...
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