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Wood Snipe Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Gallinago nemoricola
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Wood Snipe is a large dumpy marsh bird with short legs and a long bill (adult bird length approximately 31 cm, weight 165 g, wing 13.8 cm, bill 6.5 cm, tarsus 3.3 cm, tail 7 cm). It looks dark brown from above and buffish or fulvous from below. It feeds on worms, aquatic insects and grubs.
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 Copyright and credit: no known copyright restrictions (Public Domain). more information, please contact us.