Wilson's Snipe

Gallinago delicata

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

WISN

Code 6

GALDEL

ITIS

HEAD

Wilson's Snipe Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Striped, Streaked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Brown and buff striped.
  • Forehead Color: Brown and buff striped.
  • Nape Color: Brown and buff mottled.
  • Throat Color: White to buff with brown and black streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Wilson's Snipe Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Weight: 181 g (6.38 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White, with brown barring on flanks.
  • Upperparts: Brown and black mottled.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid

FLIGHT

Wilson's Snipe Flight Illustration.jpg
  • 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: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black with broad with red-brown central band and white tips.
  • Under Tail: Black, with broad red brown central band, and white tips.
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X