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Swinhoe's Snipe

(Gallinago megala)
Alternate name(s): "Chinese Snipe", "Marsh Snipe", "Forest Snipe"
Size: 27-29 cm; wing span 38-44 cm
Weight: 125-160 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Swinhoe's Snipe at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

The identification of this species was made solely based on the fact that no Latham's Snipe has ever been confirmed in the Top End of the NT, while Swinhoe's Snipe is known to be a non-breeding visitor.

ADULT

NON-BREEDING

Partly obscured near-frontal view of a Swinhoe's Snipe in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, Darwin, NT, January 2016]

Near-lateral view of a Swinhoe's Snipe in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, Darwin, NT, January 2016]

Partly obscured lateral view of a Swinhoe's Snipe in non-breeding plumage stretching one of its wings (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[McMinns Lagoon, Darwin, NT, January 2016]

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