Common snipe

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The Common snipe – Gallinago gallinago is a smallish migratory wader of the family Scolopacidae. It is an extensive summer breeder across the Northern Palearctic but becomes resident in certain areas of Temperate W Europe. In winter it migrates to the Tropics in Africa, SW Asia, S Asia and SE Asia. In the AWB Region it winters extensively near the coasts of the Mediterranean Basin, Azerbaijan, NE Iran, E Iraq, and near the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, also the Nile Valley and across the Southern Sahel states, including Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia.

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus:  Gallinago

Species...Gallinago gallinago
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