Eurasian Woodcock
Scolopax rusticola

– large wader, pigeon-sized
– nocturnal migrant
– migrates singly


Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF1970, 01/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Martin Grimm

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0409, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0410, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0411, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0412, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0413, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0414, 24/03/2015, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0941, 12/06/2016, Khovsgol, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
BIF0942, 12/06/2016, Khovsgol, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

voice: supposed to be non-vocal on migration – no reliable evidence about flight calls

comparison species:
Common Snipe
Great Snipe
Jack Snipe

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