Gallinago


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Gallinago

 

a genus of birds of the order Charadriiformes. The body is up to 30 cm long. The bill is very long and has tactile corpuscles at the end. (Members of the genus Gallinago feed on invertebrates, which they catch by digging their bill into soft soil.) The general coloration of males and females is similar: rusty-brown back with blackish markings, whitish breast and abdomen. There are 13 species, and they are found throughout the world except Australia, where they only winter. In the USSR there are six species: common snipe (Gallinago gallinago), pintail snipe (G. stenura), Latham’s snipe (G. hardwickii), and three species of great snipe. They rest in moist places and usually lay four brightly colored eggs. The numbers of the genus Gallinago are decreasing because of the draining of swamps. A courtship flight is characteristic, during which the birds of many species emit peculiar sounds similar to the bleating of sheep (these sounds result from the vibration of lateral rectrices). The birds are hunted for sport.

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I then try memory: Fishing alone on the wide-open estuaries, I have come upon many a Gallinago gallinago, and the memorable encounters have all been the same.
Entre las especies colectadas anteriormente que no registramos, se encuentran tres especies de aves acuaticas: Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Gallinago delicata y Gallinago nobilis.
The common snipe (Gallinago gallinago, n = 54) is an example among waders, i.e., shorebirds that feed in muddy swamps and coastlines.
pusillo (Linnaeus), I O semipalmated sandpiper Catoptrophorus semipalmatus I R (Gmelin), willet Gallinago delicata (Ord), I O Wilson's snipe Limnodromus griseus (Gmelin), I O short-billed dowitcher L.
Females of the lek-breeding great snipe, Gallinago media, prefer males with white tails.
We tested for the possibility of a link between asymmetry in feather replacement and hemoglobin concentration of first-year common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) during the partial postjuvenile molt.
However, least observed species in 2001 to 2002 were Circus aeruginosus, Haliaeetus leucoryphus, Buteo buteo, Aquila rapax, Perdix perdix, Falco babylonicus, Gallinula chloropus, Gallinago gallinago, Eudynamys scolopacea, Saxicola caprata, Lanius vittatus, Falco concolor, Sylvia deserti and Lanius vittatus only one individual in each (Ali, 2006).
In addition, whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) and semipalmated plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) were recorded on the Ikpikpuk River within the TLSA in June 2000, and Wilson's snipes (Gallinago delicata) were found along the river just south of the TLSA border (B.
Hubo seis especies observadas unicamente en Agua Dulce (Calidris pusiIla, Charadrius melodus, Gallinago gallinago, Limnodromus griseus, Phalaropus lobatus y Phalaropus tricolor).
Sexual selection in a monomorphic lek-breeding bird: Correlates of male mating success in the great snipe Gallinago media.