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wood snipe (Gallinago nemoricola)

English: Gallinago nemoricola (Wood Snipe)
Français : Gallinago nemoricola (Bécassine des bois)
Date circa 1890
Source The Game Birds of India, Burmah and Ceylon
Author S.Herbert, published in Hume & Marshall

The wood snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) is a species of snipe which breeds in the Himalayas of northern India, Nepal, Bhutan and southern China. In winter, it occurs at lower altitudes in the Himalayas, as a regular visitor in small numbers to north Vietnam. it also occurs as a vagrant in central and southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, north Thailand and Laos. This is a dark snipe, 28–32 centimetres in length, with a short, broad-based bill. It breeds in alpine meadows above 3,000 metres, moving to lower altitudes in the winter. Order: Charadriiformes, Suborder: Scolopaci, Family: Scolopacidae.

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