Species Details


Pintail Snipe Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gallinago stenura
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Pin-tailed Snipe is a cryptically patterned marsh bird with a long bill and tail (adult bird length approximately 27 cm, weight 110 g, wing 13 cm, bill 6 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 6 cm). It has dark brown stripes on the crown and through the eyes and a pale cream supercilium. It feeds on insects and their larvae, worms and tiny molluscs. During their non-breeding period, these birds utilize a diverse range of wetlands, often alongside common snipe, but they can also be encountered in drier habitats compared to their relative species. When it comes to nesting, they construct their nests in well-concealed spots on the ground. This nesting behavior allows them to blend into their surroundings and maintain a level of protection for their offspring.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: afon(www.inaturalist.org/people/afon),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.