Swinhoe's Snipe

Gallinago melaga

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

GALMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Swinhoe's Snipe Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Striped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Tan with brown stripes and dark mottling.
  • Forehead Color: Tan with brown stripes.
  • Nape Color: Tan with brown streaks.
  • Throat Color: Buff with tan streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Swinhoe's Snipe Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Weight: 71-181 g (2.5-6.4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White and brown.
  • Upperparts: White and brown.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Swinhoe's Snipe Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Zigzag flight on takeoff followed by direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 43-46 cm (17-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Tan, buff and brown.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow-green.
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