French: Bécassine de Strickland German: Kordillerenbekassine Spanish: Agachadiza fueguina
Other common names:
G. R. Gray
Hermit Island, Cape Horn
SC Chile (Araucanía) and SC Argentina (W Neuquén, S Santa Cruz) S to Tierra del Fuego. Status in extreme N part of range uncertain; perhaps present only in winter.
29–35 cm. Dark and rufous woodcock-like snipe, with broad, rounded wings; small, unmarked throat patch; central belly unbarred buff. Like G. jamesoni and G... read more
During nocturnal display, which is apparently largely similar to that of G. jamesoni,... read more
Grassy or forested boggy areas with low scrub or rushes, including within Nothofagus... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually nothing known, but diet includes beetles. Apparently largely nocturnal.
Not well known. Nest and chicks found in Dec. Nest sited on elevated ground among short, sparse grasses and rushes. Normally two eggs, deep... read more
Mostly sedentary, but extreme S including Tierra del Fuego vacated during winter, although there is... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. No population estimates available; highly secretive habits would make any possible census work very difficult.... read more
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