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Gallinago nemoricola Hodgson, 1836 – Wood Snipe

Taxonomic Notes:




Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of the hilly regions at the heights of 3,000m-5,000m asl. It is migratory, breeding in Bhutan, China, Nepal and India (mainly over the north-western Himalaya), its wintering spots are in India (southern peninsula), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:



According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Another major threat is hunting along the migratory route and on its wintering grounds for food (BirdLife International 2017).

References:
BirdLife International 2017. Gallinago nemoricola (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693082A117048348. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22693082A117048348.en. Accessed on 06 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Gallinago nemoricola Hodgson, 1836 – Wood Snipe. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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