Great Snipe

Description: Sizing between a thrush and a pigeon, great snipes have a relatively thick and short bill, and a large head. In a folded wing, rows of white spots stand out. A reliable feature is the bright white spots on the sides of the tail, usually well-notable during take-off and landing even in twilight. The length is 25-31 cm.

Habitat: It inhabits in meadows, hummocky marshes, grassy bogs with bushes – not too wet, and thinner damp forests. The lekking grounds include glades, flood plains, meadows with shrubs, thinner and shorter willow beds with short grass, and dry ridges in wetlands. The Great Snipe is rare.

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