Data for:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
List:
Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Giant Snipe

Gallinago undulata

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Identification

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Massive snipe found in flooded savanna and grasslands where it usually flushes at close range, showing rounded wings and trailing legs. Has a very long broad-based bill. Yellowish head with two large black streaks. Breast and belly are quite pale and heavily streaked, contrasting with the bold rufous and black lines on the back. Usually detected by sound. On the ground sings a nasal mechanical “aga-aga-aga,” whilst in flight produces an eerie “Hori-go, Hori-go”.

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