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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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).
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.
15 319 Gallinago gallinago 1 1 Phalaropus tricolor 9 247 Larus pipixcan 1 2 Larus philadelphia 5 108 Larus californicus 2 5 Sterna forsteri 6 28 Sterna antillarum 1 1 P Chlidonias niger 1 3 Ceryle alcyon 4 4 Sayornis nigricans 17 24 Especie Condicion Presencia temporal (Zonas) Tachybaptus dominicus R A, B y C Podilymbus podiceps RM A, B y C Podiceps nigricollis MI A, B y C Aechmophorus occidentalis MI C Pelecanus erythrorhynchos MI A, B y C Pelecanus occidentalis R A, B y C Phalacrocorax auritus R Todas Fregata magnificens R Todas Ardea herodias R Todas Ardea alba RM Todas Egretta thula MV Todas Egretta tricolor MV A Bubulcus ibis R Todas Butorides virescens R T.
Actitis macularia, Charadrius semipalmatus, Charadrius wilsonia, and Gallinago gallinago had only one peak, in in early fall.
alpina 29 Wilson's snipe becassine de Gallinago delicata 35 Wilson Red-necked phalarope a bec Phalaropus lobatus 3 phalarope etroit Red phalarope phalarope a bec P.
Four species (Limnosa lapponica, Gallinago gallinago, G.