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Gallinago media (Latham, 1787) – Great Snipe

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of tropical and tundra region, up to 2,400m. It is migratory, breeding in Russia, Scandinavia, Poland, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan during May-June and wintering in North African regions and South Asian regions. It mostly forages upon worms, molluscs, and insects (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:  

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 80,000-660,000 individuals. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and climate change (BirdLife International 2017).


References:
BirdLife International 2017. Gallinago media (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693093A111105264. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22693093A111105264.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Gallinago media (Latham, 1787) – Great Snipe. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/998/Gallinago-media
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