Monday, February 8, 2010

Common Snipe

I add these pictures for further identifiction which I find again this morning and manage to take the video of them as well. I suppose the large white belly right to vent identifies correctly for these birds -- the Common Snipe. . Happy birding.





Snipe is most difficult to identify and people say you have to have it on your hands to get the right identification. I study this bird through book and recalled from what I see in the field. I see the bill considerably long and has a centre broadline on the back/above of this bird. Comment is welcome. Thank you very much to BeN_DuNcAN for informing me that there were these birds in the field. Another lifer for me to a total 3 birds for this year 2010. Happy birding.

video

4 comments:

  1. Common Snipe. See some on my blog.

    http://anotherbirdblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/almost-normal.html/

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  2. Sifu Karim, congrats on new lifer.

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  3. Hmm - likely to be Common, but difficult to be sure without a clear view of the scapulars and wing coverts Karim. Try getting some better shots?

    Dave

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  4. Pretty good attempt at taking shot of the Common Snipe..Heat was rising upwards and the distance din't help...It is a Common Snipe as it was Confirm by two other people.. Sifu Andrew and Sifu Jason, i was with them when we 1st spotted it and it raise its wings to stretch exposing the bar lines.

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