Pintail Snipe

Scientific Name: Gallinago stenura
Common Name: Pintail Snipe

Identifying Features: short greenish-grey legs, long straight dark bill, brown body from top, white belly with streaks

Fun Facts:

  • It is the most common migrant snipe in southern India, Sri Lanka and much of Southeast Asia.
  • They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground. They mainly eat insects and earthworms, but also some plant material.


This image was clicked by Imran Shah – via Flickr.

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