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Latham's Snipe

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Gallinago hardwickii Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Scolopacidae Family
 29–33 cm (Wingspan 50–54 cm ) Length
Seasonally flooded agricultural land, grassland & wetlands, marshes, bogs, lakes, pools & streams. Up to 1,400 Range follow link Habitat
 4 Eggs, laid in a plant lined hollow. Well concealed Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae, seed & other plant matterial. Food  
2970 - TSN: 176701 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

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Latham's Snipe Lance A. M. Benner Nemuro City Meiji Park, Hokkaido Japan XC105205 calls

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AKA:- Czech: Bekasina japonská
Danish: Japansk Bekkasin
German: Japanbekassine, Kreischbekassine
English: Australian Snipe, Japanese Snipe, Latham's Snipe
Spanish: Agachadiza Japonesa
Estonian: jaapani nepp
Finnish: Japaninkurppa
French: Bécassine du Japon
Indonesian: Berkik Jepang
Italian: Beccaccino di Latham, Beccacino giapponese
Japanese: Oh-jishigi, Oji-shigi, oojishigi, Ouji-shigi
Japanese: オオジシギ
Korean: 큰꺅도요
Latin: Capella hardwickii, Gallinago hardwickii
Dutch: Japanse Snip
Norwegian: Japanbekkasin
Polish: bekas japonski, bekas japoński
Russian: Бекас японский, Японский бекас
Slovak: mociarnica japonská, močiarnica japonská
Swedish: Japansk beckasin
Chinese: 大地鷸, 澳南沙锥


Breeding:- Japan & Russia


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Micronesia:- Rare/Accidental

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New Guinea

New Zealand Rare/Accidental


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Taiwan Rare/Accidental


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