Swinhoe's Snipe (Gallinago megala) - HBW 3, p. 493
French: Bécassine de Swinhoe
Spanish: Agachadiza del Baikal
Other common names: Chinese/Forest/Marsh Snipe
Taxonomy: Gallinago megala Swinhoe, 1861, between Takoo and Beijing, north China.
Genus formerly named Capella, as this name erroneously considered to pre-date Gallinago (see page 446). Monotypic.
Distribution: CS Siberia and N Mongolia; Amurland and Ussuriland. Winters from S & E India to E & S China and Taiwan, and S through Malay Peninsula, Philippines and Indonesia to New Guinea and N Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Bird in hand showing wing Locality Dalton Pass, Luzon, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Desmond Allen 26 November 2009 1 year ago 14 sec 4
Bird in hand showing tail Locality Dalton Pass, Luzon, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Desmond Allen 26 November 2009 1 year ago 12 sec 3.6
Displaying bird perched on a roof, first for Finland Locality Värtsilä, Eastern Finland Province, Finland
forezbirder 20 June 2008 10 weeks ago 1 min 4 sec 3.4
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