Snipe determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Gallinago gallinago | [UK] Snipe | [FR] Bécassine des marais | [DE] Bekassine | [ES] Agachadiza Común | [IT] Beccaccino comune | [NL] Watersnip


A new insight into the ageing of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago-the value of contrast within the wing coverts of adults.
Author(s): Krzysztof Kaczmarek, Piotr Minias. Et al.
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 migratio..[more]..
Source: Ringing & Migration (2007) 23, 223-227
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Different migration strategies used by two inland wader species during autumn migration, case of Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola and Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Author(s): R. W?odarczyk, P. Minias, K. Kaczmarek, T. Janiszewski & A. Kleszcz
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 "..[more]..
Source: Ornis Fennica 84:119-130. 2007
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Biometrics, length of stay and body mass increase of migrating Common Snipes Gallinago gallinago in the Gulf of Gdansk
Author(s): Wlodzimierz Meissner
Abstract: Between 1983 and 2000, a total of 1774 Common Snipes were caught and measured in the Gulf, of Gda?sk at the Polish Baltic Sea coast. The mean measurements obtained in this study werelarger than those provided by other authors. Reasons of this differe..[more]..
Source: Vogelwelt 124: 45 - 52
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Identification of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago flyways in the Western Palearctic by analysis of ringing recoveries and genetic studies
Author(s): Saulius Svazas and Algimantas Paulauskas
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 ..[more]..
Source: Waterbirds around the world
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Migration pattern of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago on Dravsko polje, NE Slovenia
Abstract: In Europe, wader migration has been studied intensively on the East Atlantic Flyway (Piersma et al. 1987), especially that of particular species (e.g. Gromadzka 1987, Piersma 1987, Ens et al. 1990, Ens et al. 1994). Common snipe Gallinago gallina..[more]..
Source: Wader Study Group Bull. 95: 42-44
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