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Gallinago nemoricola Hodgson, 1836 – Wood Snipe

Taxonomic Notes:

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of the hilly regions at the heights of 3,000m-5,000m asl. It is migratory, breeding in Bhutan, China, Nepal and India (mainly over the north-western Himalaya), its wintering spots are in India (southern peninsula), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Another major threat is hunting along the migratory route and on its wintering grounds for food (BirdLife International 2017).

BirdLife International 2017. Gallinago nemoricola (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693082A117048348. Accessed on 06 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Gallinago nemoricola Hodgson, 1836 – Wood Snipe. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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