Pin-tailed Snipe

Gallinago stenura

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

PTSN

Code 6

GALSTE

ITIS

HEAD

Pin-tailed Snipe Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Striped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Brown-black with buff center stripe.
  • Forehead Color: Brown and buff.
  • Nape Color: Brown-black and pale brown.
  • Throat Color: Buff with brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Pin-tailed Snipe Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Weight: 113 g (4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff breast with brown streaks and bars, bars on sides, and white belly.
  • Upperparts: Black and brown feathers with pale brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Pin-tailed Snipe Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Zigzag flight on takeoff followed by direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 43-51 cm (17-20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Black with red-brown subterminal central band and white terminal band.
  • Under Tail: Pale Brown
  • Leg Color: Gray-green
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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