Wood snipe (Gallinago nemoricola)

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Wood snipe
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • Native to Asia, the wood snipe breeds in the Himalayas, occurring at lower altitudes during winter.
  • Usually a silent species, the wood snipe does occasionally make a ‘tok-tok’ call.
  • Hunting and habitat loss are both threats to the Vulnerable wood snipe.
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Wood snipe description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderCharadriiformes
FamilyScolopacidae
GenusGallinago (1)

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Wood snipe status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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