16 April 2011

Swinhoe's Snipe (Gallinago megala)

Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala, also known as Forest Snipe or Chinese Snipe, is a medium-sized (length 27–29 cm, wingspan 38–44 cm, weight 120 gm), long-billed, migratory wader.
Breeding habitat: forest glades and meadows. Non-breeding habitat: shallow freshwater wetlands of various kinds including paddy fields and sewage farms, with bare mud or shallow water for feeding, with nearby vegetation cover.

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