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Giant Snipe

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Gallinago undulata Scientific name
Gruiiformes Order
Rallidae Family
40-43.5 cm Length
Grassland, savanna, swamps, marshes, fens, up to 2,200 m. Found in:- (Argentina - Rare/Accidental,) Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia,  French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname & Venezuela. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-4 eggs Clutch
Arthropods, small creatures. Food  
Nocturnal feeding. Habits
2981- TSN: 176712 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo By Ciro Albano - NE Brazil Birding Ciro Albano


Giant Snipe song
Gallinago undulata (0:19)
Myriam Velazquez XC55853
30-07-00, Paraguay



Video by Planet of Birds © all rights reserved

Painting by Henrik Groenvold © all rights reserved 

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds © all rights reserved


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AKA:- Czech: Bekasina velká
Danish: Kæmpebekkasin
German: Riesenbekassine
English: Geant snipe, Giant Snipe
Spanish: Agachadiza Gigante, Becasina Gigante
Spanish (Colombia): Becasina Gigante
Spanish (Paraguay): Becasina gigante
Spanish (Uruguay): null, Becasina Gigante
Spanish (Venezuela): Becasina Gigante
Estonian: hiidnepp
Finnish: Isokurppa
French: Bécassine géante
Guarani: Jakavere guasu
Italian: Beccaccino gigante, Beccacino gigante
Japanese: onitashigi
Japanese: オニタシギ
Latin: Capella undulata, Gallinago undulata
Dutch: Reuzensnip
Norwegian: Kjempebekkasin
Polish: bekas wielki
Portuguese: água-só, batuirão, Galinhola, narcejao, Narcejão, rapaz, Saia-dela
Portuguese (Brazil): água-só, batuirão, galinhola, narcejao, Narcejão, rapaz, saia-dela
Russian: Большой бекас
Slovak: mociarnica vlnkovaná, Močiarnica vlnkovaná
Swedish: Jättebeckasin
Chinese: 巨沙锥


Gallinago undulata
Gallinago undulata gigantea
Gallinago undulata undulata


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