Sandpiper Like

Wilson's Snipe

Gallinago delicata
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Length: 10 in. (26 cm )
A common but often secretive species, this snipe feeds alone in low dense marsh grass and only rarely ventures out into the open. It probes wet mud with its long, flexible bill to catch insects and other invertebrates. The nest is made of moss and fine grass and placed on the ground where it is concealed by dense wet vegetation. In the spring and summer, and occasionally on the wintering grounds, the male repeatedly flies high in to the sky and dives toward the ground with its tail feathers spread to make a distinctive and peculiar \winnowing\ sound.

Marsh / swamp

Mudflat
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Wilson's Snipe
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/wilsons-snipe

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Wilson's Snipe. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/wilsons-snipe

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Wilson's Snipe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/wilsons-snipe

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Wilson's Snipe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/wilsons-snipe

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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