Tag: Snipe

Migration pattern of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago on Dravsko polje,NE Slovenia

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 5 abstract In Europe, wader migration has been studied intensively onthe East Atlantic Flyway (Piersma et al. 1987), especiallythat of particular species (e.g. Gromadzka 1987, Piersma1987, Ens et al. 1990, Ens et al. 1994). Common snipeGallinago gallinago which occur widely at inland sites MILAN VOGRIN, Wader Study Group Bull. 95: […]

Identification of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago flyways in theWestern Palearctic by analysis of ringing recoveries and genetic studies

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 4 abstract The Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago is a common and widely distributed species in the Western Palearctic. It is mostly migratory in Europe, although those breeding in Ireland, UK and maritime countries of Western Europe are only partially migratory or sedentary(Cramp & Simmons 1983). There are major gaps in […]

Biometrics, length of stay and body mass increase of migrating Common Snipes Gallinago gallinago in the Gulf of Gdansk

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 3 abstract Between 1983 and 2000, a total of 1774 Common Snipes were caught and measured in the Gulf, of Gdansk at the Polish Baltic Sea coast. The mean measurements obtained in this study werelarger than those provided by other authors. Reasons of this difference are discussed. Among linear measurements […]

Different migration strategies used by two inland wader species during autumn migration, case of Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola and Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 2 abstract Waders generally follow two alternative strategies.The ‘B-strategy’ or ‘energy minimization’ strategy is to initiate migration late in the season, start moulting at the breeding grounds and migrate slowly in small steps, whereas the ‘S-strategy’ or ‘time minimization’istomigrateimmediatelyaftertheendofthebreedingperiodandmoulton the wintering grounds after a migration with only a few stopover […]

A new insight into the ageing of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago-the value of contrast within the wing coverts of adults.

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 1 abstract The ageing criteria for Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago are complex, and a significant proportion of birds in autumn which have completed moult cannot be aged. Jeziorsko Reservoir is an important stopover site for Common Snipe during autumn migration through central Poland. Detailed studies of wing coverts show that […]

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Gallinago gallinago | [UK] Snipe | [FR] Becassine de marais | [DE] Bekassine | [ES] Agachadiza Comun | [NL] Watersnip Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Small to medium sized snipe, with rather long bill and white belly. Plumage variable, […]