Snares Island Snipe Coenocorypha huegeli

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A small, stocky wader endemic to New Zealand. Dark brown and black, with barred feathers on the belly. Native to on the Snares Islands, but introduced to Putauhina and Codfish Islands. Found in areas with dense vegetation cover, but will move into less covered areas at night to feed. Rarely flies. Male call is a “chup chup chup” sometimes building to a “queeyoo queeyoo queeyoo.”

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