Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) - HBW 3, p. 490

French: Bécasse d'Amérique German: Kanadaschnepfe Spanish: Chocha Americana

Taxonomy: Scolopax minor Gmelin, 1789, New York.
In past sometimes placed in genus Philohela. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Manitoba through Ontario and Quebec to New Brunswick and SW Newfoundland, and S through Great Plains and E USA to EC Texas, Gulf states and Florida. Winters in SE USA, on Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains from S Texas to S Florida.

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