French: Bécassine sourde German: Zwergschnepfe Spanish: Agachadiza chica
Christiansø, off Bornholm, Denmark
Subarctic, boreal and sub-boreal zones from NE Scandinavia to E Siberia; isolated populations in S Sweden, N Poland, N Belarus and irregularly in Baltic States. Winters from British Is S through W Europe and Mediterranean to N Afrotropics, and E through Asia Minor, Middle East, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan and India to S China, N Thailand and Vietnam.
17–19 cm; 28–106 g (mostly 35–73 g); wingspan 34–42 cm. Smallest snipe; large head, relatively short bill; narrow wings with white trailing edge.... read more
Display flight calls are three-parted, first a rapid but regular knocking “ogogogogogogogog...”... read more
Breeds in open marshes, floodplains and bogs, in forest tundra and northern taiga. In winter, found... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes adult and larval insects, annelids, small freshwater and terrestrial gastropods and sometimes seeds or other plant material.... read more
Nests May to early Sept. Probably monogamous; male performs switchback display flight, typically at dawn and dusk, but sometimes throughout... read more
Migratory. Both adults and young remain in, or close to, breeding area during moult, Aug–Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). European population may number 500,000 birds, although numbers known or estimated to breed there much smaller, e.g. 28,000 pairs in... read more
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