Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

COSN

Code 6

GALGAN

ITIS

HEAD

Common Snipe Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Striped, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Pale brown and brown longitudinal stripes.
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Snipe Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 27 cm (10.5 in)
  • Weight: 128 g (4.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Pale brown and brown sides and breast; white belly.
  • Upperparts: Pale brown, brown and black.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Common Snipe Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: When startled from ground will leap up with dashing erratic flight and drop to ground again quickly. Courtship flight has fairly shallow quivering wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 39-45 cm (15.4-17.7 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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