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I can't see anything wrong with the plumage of this bird for common snipe, the pale trailing edge of the secondaries is present. Its in motion and isnt as clear as it might be as a result. If it isnt a common snipe then the other species must be indistinguishable from common snipe.
I have to agree with ophrys, I don’t see a significant white edge as it should be. Yes there is a pale(ish) edge but it is too narrow in my opinion.
I think the white edge is variable in its intensity. It isnt always a bright broad white bar on the tip of the secondary feathers. Sometimes its grey and in the right light partially translucent.
Are there any images of the other snipe species available online? I have to admit Ive only ever seen images of common, jack and great snipe. As I said above, the other species must resemble the common very closely for the plumage to be so similar. Besides this one issue about the white edge, there are no other differences between the above plumage and common snipe.
The different species possible in that area are very similar indeed. This picture gives no sense of scale, though the beak does not look that long. You could look for Great, Swinhoe's and Pintail online and would easily find pictures. It's a shame that the picture is not clearer when blown up. I'll have a proper look at some time...not enough time at the moment!
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I just had a look at Swinhoe's and Pintail snipe Ophrys. I agree completely with what youve just said about the bill. One thing that struck me about Swinhoe's snipe was a slightly shorter bill than that of common and the bill on the above seems a bit short for common but then again, there is variability! I must apologise, I didnt realise just how similar to common snipe those 2 other species were in plumage. They are remarkably similar indeed.
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