African Snipe

Gallinago nigripennis - Bécassine africaine

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Gallinago

  • Species
    :

    nigripennis

Descriptor

Bonaparte, 1839

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 29 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 93 à 164 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Gallinago nigripennis aequatorialis (Ethiopia to e DRCongo, e Zimbabwe and n Mozambique)
  • Gallinago nigripennis angolensis (Angola and n Namibia to Zambia and w Zimbabwe)
  • Gallinago nigripennis nigripennis (s Mozambique and South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Bécassine africaine,
  • Agachadiza Africana,
  • Narceja-africana,
  • Afrikanische Bekassine,
  • afrikai sárszalonka,
  • Afrikaanse Snip,
  • Beccaccino africano,
  • Afrikansk beckasin,
  • Afrikabekkasin,
  • močiarnica okatá,
  • bekasina africká,
  • Afrikansk Bekkasin,
  • afrikankurppa,
  • Afrikaanse Snip,
  • becadell africà,
  • bekas afrykański,
  • Африканский бекас,
  • アフリカジシギ,
  • 非洲沙锥,
  • 黑翅沙錐,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land, Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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