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The Swinhoe's snipe (Gallinago megala) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Swinhoe's snipe taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae is a family of sandpipers, comprising fifteen genera. The family Scolopacidae was introduced (as Scolopacea) by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840) in 1815.

The genus Gallinago contains seventeen species. "The scientific name gallinago is New Latin for a woodcock from Latin gallina, "hen" and the suffix -ago, "resembling"."

The species Gallinago megala was first described by Robert Swinhoe FRS (1 September 1836 – 28 October 1877). He was an English biologist. He discovered many Southeast Asian birds and several of are named after him.

The species Gallinago megala is very similar to Gallinago hardwickii and Gallinago stenura and it is very difficult to distinguish them in the field.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Gallinago megala
Species:G. megala
Genus:Gallinago
Subfamily:-
Family:Scolopacidae
Order:Charadriiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Photos
Gallinago megala
1.Swinhoe's snipe - Gallinago megala
Photo by 孫鋒 林

Gallinago megala
2.Swinhoe's snipe - Gallinago megala
Photo by DmitrySA

Gallinago megala
3.Swinhoe's snipe - Gallinago megala eggs
Photo by DmitrySA

Gallinago megala
4.Swinhoe's snipe - Gallinago megala
by 孫鋒 林

Gallinago megala
5.Swinhoe's snipe - Gallinago megala
by 孫鋒 林

Gallinago megala
6.Swinhoe's snipe - Gallinago megala
by Sergey Yeliseev

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1.Swinhoe's snipe photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/outdoor_birding/26610332324/ (cropped)
Author: 孫鋒 林 | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/14/17
2.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gallinago_megala.jpg (cropped)
Author: DmitrySA | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gallinago_megala_nest.jpg (cropped)
Author: DmitrySA | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/outdoor_birding/26610332324/ (cropped)
Author: 孫鋒 林 | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/14/17
5.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/outdoor_birding/26941884000/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: 孫鋒 林 | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/14/17
6.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yeliseev/7360785844/
Author: Sergey Yeliseev | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 7/15/17
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