Scientific Name: Gallinago gallinago Common Name: Common Snipe
Identifying Features: short greenish-grey legs, very long straight dark bill, white belly, brown from top with yellowish streaks
- Philip Manson-Bahr is credited with unravelling the mystery of how the snipe creates that unusual breathy sound which is unlike other birdsong.
- It is a well camouflaged bird, it is usually shy and conceals itself close to ground vegetation and flushes only when approached closely.
This image was clicked by Natural England – via Flickr.
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