Species Details

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Jack Snipe Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Lymnocryptes minimus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Jack Snipe is a very small cryptically marked marsh bird (adult bird length approximately18 cm, weight 45 g, wing 11 cm, bill 4.2 cm, tarsus 2.4 cm, tail 4.8 cm). It looks dark brown-green from above and white from below. It feeds on insects and their larvae, annelids, small molluscs and seeds. During courtship, the male engages in an aerial display, accompanied by a unique sound resembling that of a galloping horse. In the winter, this sound is absent. They choose a concealed spot on the ground as their nesting site and lay a clutch of 3–4 eggs.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Paul Cools (iNaturalist User);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Uku Paal(www.xeno-canto.org/Uku Paal), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.