African (Ethiopian) Snipe
Gallinago nigripennis
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The African snipe is larger, darker and has a longer bill than the common snipe. The upper two photos were taken in the central Serengeti (1-09), courtesy of Daniel Rosengren. The 3rd row photo was taken at Sweetwater GR (Kenya, 2-12), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The lower photo was taken in the Big Marsh at Ndutu (2-08), courtesy of Paul Oliver. Note the white belly without markings.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-13 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Karine Van der Vurst, Daniel Rosengren

Last Update this page: 11-27-13