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Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

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Uncommon winter migrant from breeding grounds in Russia and northern Scandinavia. Found in fresh and brackish marshes, but rarely seen unless flushed, when usually flies up silently from almost underfoot and drops back down not too far away. Single birds feed quietly by probing in mud, usually near cover; walks with distinctive, near-constant bobbing motion. Plumage stripy and cryptic, much like Common Snipe, but note shorter bill, dark crown without pale stripe down middle, and wide golden stripes or "braces" down the back.

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