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Snipe

Observed: 29th September 2012 By: John OzJohn Oz’s reputation in BirdsJohn Oz’s reputation in BirdsJohn Oz’s reputation in BirdsJohn Oz’s reputation in Birds
Snipe
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james spencer's picture

The yellow tramlines on black

The yellow tramlines on black back and the thick base to the bill which is relatively short (for a snipe) suggest Jack Snipe not Common Snipe

nightfly's picture

Hi James, The bill on this

Hi James,

The bill on this snipe is far too long to be that of a jack snipe. The jack snipes bill isnt much longer than its head. The pale stripes on the back of this bird are fine for common snipe and they can have quite dark backs also. The very long bill on this can only be that of common snipe, unless I have viewed it very wrong.

Cathal.