Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Gallinago
Species: gallinago

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On Dec 31, 2008, Resin from Northumberland
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Formerly regarded as having a range throughout the Northern Hemisphere, it is now treated as restricted to Europe and Asia. The North American populations have been split off as Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/go/290/