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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Gallinago nigripennis Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Scolopacidae Family
30-32 cm Length
Marine supratidal, lagoons, estuaries, woodland, grassland & wetlands, marshes, bogs, lakes, pools. canals, drainage channels, ditches Between 1800 - 2700 m Range follow link Habitat
 Eggs, laid in a nest of dry grass .  Incubation no data Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & crustaceans. Food  
2976 - TSN: 176707 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

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AKA:- Afrikaans: Afrikaanse Snip
Czech: Bekasina africká
Danish: Afrikansk Bekkasin
German: Afrika-Bekassine, Afrikanische Bekassine, AfrikanischeBekassine
English: African Snipe, Ethiopian Snipe
Spanish: Agachadiza Africana
Estonian: aafrika tikutaja
Finnish: Afrikankurppa
French: Bécassine africaine
Italian: Beccaccino africano, Beccacino africano
Japanese: afurikajishigi
Japanese: アフリカジシギ
Kwangali: Nkoko
Latin: Capella nigripennis, Gallinago nigripennis
Dutch: Afrikaanse Snip
Norwegian: Afrikabekkasin
Polish: bekas afrykanski, bekas afrykański
Portuguese: Narceja africana, Narceja-africana
Russian: Африканский бекас
Slovak: mociarnica okatá, Močiarnica okatá
Sotho, Southern: Koe-koe-lemao
Swedish: Afrikansk beckasin
Swahili: Sululu wa Afrika
Xhosa: Umnquduluthi
Chinese: 非洲沙锥
Zulu: uNununde










Gallinago nigripennis
Gallinago nigripennis aequatorialis
Gallinago nigripennis angolensis
Gallinago nigripennis nigripennis


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