Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago - Bécassine des marais

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Gallinago

  • Species
    :

    gallinago

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 27 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 44 à 47 cm.
  • Weight
    : 80 à 120 g
Longevity

12 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Gallinago gallinago faeroeensis (Iceland, Faroe Is., Orkney and Shetland Is.)
  • Gallinago gallinago gallinago (c and n Europe and Asia)

Foreign names

  • Bécassine des marais,
  • Agachadiza Común,
  • Narceja-comum,
  • Bekassine,
  • Sárszalonka,
  • Watersnip,
  • Beccaccino comune,
  • Enkelbeckasin,
  • Enkeltbekkasin,
  • močiarnica mekotavá,
  • bekasina otavní,
  • Dobbeltbekkasin,
  • taivaanvuohi,
  • becadell comú,
  • Hrossagaukur,
  • (bekas) kszyk,
  • mērkaziņa, pērkoņkaza,
  • kožica,
  • Бекас,
  • Berkik ekor-kipas,
  • タシギ,
  • 扇尾沙锥,
  • นกปากซ่อมหางพัด,
  • 田鷸〔扇尾沙錐〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Sources of information

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