Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes)  
Genus: Gallinago (6 species, 17 worldwide)


Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
  Found at all altitudes, and smaller than Noble Snipe.
   
Photograph by Nigel from Vancouver     Copyright and usage info

Imperial Snipe
Imperial Snipe (Gallinago imperialis) Near Threatened
  Image credit: Exotic Ornithology, London, 1869, illustration by Bernard Quaritch. The Imperial Snipe is a medium-sized snipe that is more similar to the American Woodcock than other South American snipes (HBW).
   
Photograph by Prints     Copyright and usage info

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Jameson's Snipe (Gallinago jamesoni)
   


Noble Snipe
Noble Snipe (Gallinago nobilis) Near Threatened
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia
  A large snipe.
   

South American Snipe
South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae paraguaiae)
Parque IguaƧu, Curitiba, Brazil
  A small snipe closely related to Wilson's Snipe in North American and Common Snipe in Eurasia.
   
Photograph by Ben Tavener     Copyright and usage info

Giant Snipe
Giant Snipe (Gallinago undulata gigantea)
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil
  Nocturnal.
   
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info


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