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Species Details

Common Name Jack Snipe
Scientific Name Lymnocryptes minimus
Species Group Birds Sandpipers
Status Scarce
Interest Level
4
Visabile
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
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A smaller compact version of the more familiar snipe 

Identification Notes
  • Very similar in plumage to the snipe ut much smaller
  • Does not breed in Britain but overwinters here in small numbers
  • More likely to be on open saltmarsh than the snipe which is usually close to reeds
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