Common Snipe

The Common Snipe is a stocky and medium-sized wading bird. It is a well camouflaged bird, usually shy and conceals itself close to ground vegetation and flushes only when approached closely. They fly off in a series of aerial zig-zags to confuse predators. During flight displays, they circle high and suddenly dive with outspread outer tail feathers, producing a characteristic low and pulsating whistle.

Gujarati Name

પંખાપુંછ ગારખોદ

Scientific Name

Gallinago gallinago

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status

Least Concern

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