Common snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
|Scientific Name:||Gallinago gallinago|
|IUCN Conservation Status:||Least Concern|
|Order:||Charadriiformes (Shore Birds)|
|Genus:||Gallinago Brisson (Snipes)|
|Species:||Gallinago gallinago (Common snipe)|
The Common Snipe simply known as Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) under the family of Scolopacidae.
Physical DescriptionThe entire length of the Common Snipe is 11.5″, beak 2″, the tarsus 1.2″. The top of the head, back, and scapulars are black, streaked with chestnut and yellow ochre. Wing-coverts dusky, with edges of cream white. The quills are black. The chin and throat are white. The sides of the face, neck, and upper part of the breast are spotted with dusky-grey and tinged with ferruginous brown. The tail is black, with bright ferruginous bars. The tips of the feathers are white. The beak is dark clove-brown, and dusky at the tip. Its base is flesh-red. The colors of the legs are pearl-grey, tinged with green. The eye is dusky.
Names in other language:
الجهلول العادي(الشنقب), الشنقب, الشنقب رهيز, لشّنقب العادي
Ar gioc'h lann, Gioc'h
Bécassine Des Marais
The food of the Common Snipe consists in small worms, insects, and vegetable substances.
Nesting and Breeding:
The nest of the common snipe usually placed under the shelter of decayed tall grasses, and consists in a shallow hole scratched in the ground, which the bird lines with a few dry bents and stalks of heath or bog-plants, in it four eggs are deposited. The young leave the nest as soon as they are hatched, and are under the care of the parents until they are able to provide for themselves.