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) Near Threatened
  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).

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Jameson's Snipe (Gallinago jamesoni)

Noble Snipe
Noble Snipe (Gallinago nobilis) Near Threatened
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia
  A large snipe.

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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