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Snipe, Wilson's
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Gallinago delicata
Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Barbados, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central America and Caribbean, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, Dominica, Dominican Republic, England, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, French Antilles, French Guiana, Georgia (State) Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.6,300,000-8,100,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs, c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; c.1,000-10,00 ...
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Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is a small, stocky shorebird. This species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Common Snipe, G. gallinago. Wilson's Snipe differs from the latter species in having a narrower white edge to the wings, and eight pairs of tail feathers instead of seven. Its common name commemorates the American ornithologist Alexander Wilson. ...
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