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The pintail snipe (Gallinago stenura) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Pintail snipe taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae comprises waders or shorebirds. Most of the species in this family have narrow bill. The bills are sensitive, allowing the birds to feel the mud and sand as they probe for food. These bird generally have cryptic dull plumage.

Most of these species nest in open areas and there are aerial courtship displays.The nest is usually a shallow scrape on the ground. The typical clutch contains three or four eggs. The hatchlings in most of the species are precocial and follow the parents for foraging.

There are more than fifteen genera under the family Scolopacidae. The genus Gallinago contains seventeen species.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Gallinago stenura
Species:G. stenura

Pintail snipe - Gallinago stenura
1.Pintail snipe - Gallinago stenura
Photo by Jason Thompson

Pintail snipe - Gallinago stenura
2.Pintail snipe - Gallinago stenura
Photo by Don Miller

Gallinago stenura
3.Pintail snipe - Gallinago stenura
Photo by JJ Harrison

Gallinago stenura
4.Pintail snipe - Gallinago stenura
Photo by Lip Kee

Gallinago stenura
5.Gallinago stenura by David Cook


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1.Pintail snipe photo source: (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/28/17
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Don Miller | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/28/17
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: JJ Harrison | License: CC BY 3.0
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/29/17
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/29/17
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