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Pintail Snipe (Provisional ID)

Scientific name - Gallinago stenura

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and ricefields.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Canon EOS 20D
1/400s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
romy ocon24-Feb-2007 09:15
This shy bird, captured at Iwahig (Palawan) in sweet late afternoon light, is not easy to get close to. The low angle melted the foreground and bagcground, isolating the subject.
romy ocon11-Feb-2007 00:58
The Kennedy Guide says this bird is very difficult to differentiate from the Swinhoe's Snipe in the field. I based my provisional ID on this bird's behavior ( as described in the KG) when captured - "feeds by picking and probing in mud for food."
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