Common Snipe
Gallinago gallinago

– medium sized wader, blackbird-sized, extremely long-billed
– nocturnal migrant, irregularly diurnal
– migrates singly or in very small, loose flocks

BIF725_MPU_I1Q8904_150218_csnipe-1_oman_taqah
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago ssp.
BIF0725, 18/02/2015, Taqah, Oman, Mathias Putze

BIF430_MPU_I1Q2020_121231_csnipe_morocco_larache
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago ssp.
BIF0430, 31/12/2012, Larache, Morocco, Mathias Putze

BIF429_MPU_I1Q2018_121231_csnipe_morocco_larache
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago ssp.
BIF0429, 31/12/2012, Larache, Morocco, Mathias Putze

BIF576_MPU_I1Q0575_130811_csnipe-5_d_havelland
Common Snipe Gallinago g. gallinago
BIF0576, 11/08/2013, Havelland, Germany , Mathias Putze

BIF577_MPU_I1Q0584_130811_csnipe-6_d_havelland
Common Snipe Gallinago g. gallinago
BIF0577, 11/08/2013, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze


Common Snipe Gallinago g. gallinago
BIF0431, 05/03/2014, Wildenhainer Bruch, Germany, Patrick Franke


Common Snipe Gallinago g. gallinago
BIF2937, 21/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke


Common Snipe Gallinago g. gallinago
BIF2938, 21/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke


Common Snipe Gallinago g. gallinago
BIF2939, 22/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

voice:
– very vocal during migration
– two-syllable broadband call
– starts with noisy sound, 0,1s in length
– ends with a brief downslur with even inharmonic partials

comparison species:
Great Snipe
Jack Snipe
Eurasian Woodcock

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