French: Bécassine de Swinhoe German: Waldbekassine Spanish: Agachadiza del Baikal
between Takoo and Beijing, north China
CS Siberia and N Mongolia; Amurland and Ussuriland. Winters from S & E India to E & S China and Taiwan, and S through Malay Peninsula, Philippines and Indonesia to New Guinea, Melanesia (E to Guadalcanal)#R and N Australia.
27–29 cm; 82–164 g; wingspan 38–50 cm. Medium-sized snipe, very similar to G. stenura and G. hardwickii; primaries project beyond tertials... read more
Display flight is accompanied by rasping, upturned “cheek-cheek-cheek...”, “kkhryu-kkhryu-... read more
In, or at margins of, deciduous or mixed open woodland, river valleys, and grassy localities near... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes earthworms, glow-worms, adult and larval insects, such as beetles and ants, terrestrial gastropods and seeds. Crepuscular and... read more
Lays May–Jul. Monogamous. Flight display usually solitary, but can apparently be performed by flock, flying in large circles above... read more
Strongly migratory. Post-breeding movement through Russia chiefly towards SE, then apparently via E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status uncertain due to confusion with other extremely similar species and secretive behaviour; total population probably numbers 25,... read more
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