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Wilsons Snipe
28-JAN-2014 Lejun

Wilson's Snipe

Copyright Lewis Scharpf

Gallinago delicata
Mature Adult
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
Note: The North American Wilson's Snip was previously considered the same species as the Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) and is listed as such in older field guides

Nikon D800 ,AF-S VR II NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
1/250s f/8.0 at 600.0mm iso4000 full exif

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lejun07-Sep-2015 17:02
Thanks for your nice comments. Upon re-evaluation of my photo, I do believe this specimen is a Wilson's Snipe as evidenced by its intricately patterned buff and brown stripes and bars. The dark back has three long buffy streaks, one running down each edge, one down the center. The buff chest is streaked and spotted with brown. The sides are heavily barred with black. Source: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All about birds:
photodocsj07-Sep-2015 01:34
I believe that this is an American Woodcock, great image