Common Snipe

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Colouring Dark brown upper, white lower, streaked breast
Voice Short, sharp and rasping
Feeds on Worms
Flight Quick
Nesting Ground
Social Small Flocks
Common Snipe
Common Snipe
Also Known As ..
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Base Information
Sex Both
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Species Gallinago gallinago
Category Waders
StdName Common Snipe
Vital Statistics
Length 9.8 to 11.0 ins
Weight 2.8 to 4.2 ozs
Wingspan 14.6 to 16.9 ins
Lifespan 5 to 10 years
Beak Length Long
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Common Snipe (Species=Gallinago gallinago / Standard Name=Common Snipe)