Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes)  
Genus: Gallinago (6 species, 17 worldwide)

Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada  
Photograph by Nigel from Vancouver     Copyright and usage info

Found at all altitudes, and smaller than [Noble Snipe].

Imperial Snipe
Imperial Snipe (Gallinago imperialis)
  Image credit: Exotic Ornithology, London, 1869, illustration by Bernard Quaritch.
Photograph by Prints     Copyright and usage info

The Imperial Snipe is a medium-sized snipe that is more similar to the [American Woodcock] than other South American snipes (HBW).

Jameson's Snipe
Jameson's Snipe (Gallinago jamesoni)
Papallacta, Ecuador
  Note thick base to bill and more barred belly than [Noble Snipe].
Photograph by Angus Pritchard   © All Rights Reserved.

Noble Snipe
Noble Snipe (Gallinago nobilis)
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia
  A large snipe.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Probing for food.

South American Snipe
South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae paraguaiae)
Parque IguaƧu, Curitiba, Brazil  
Photograph by Ben Tavener     Copyright and usage info

A small snipe closely related to [Wilson's Snipe] in North American and [Common Snipe] in Eurasia.

Giant Snipe
Giant Snipe (Gallinago undulata gigantea)
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info


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