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The great snipe (Gallinago media) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Great snipe taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae was introduced (as Scolopacea) by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot, in 1815.

The family Scolopacidae consists of fifteen genera. The genus Gallinago contains seventeen species. "The scientific name gallinago is New Latin for a woodcock or snipe from Latin gallina, "hen" and the suffix -ago, 'resembling'".

The Gallinago spp. have very long slender bill and cryptic plumage. At dawn or dusk, most of them make courtship displays in 'leks' , a gathering of males.

The species Gallinago media was described by John Latham (27 June 1740 – 4 February 1837), an English physician, naturalist and author, in 1787 with the binomial name Scolopax media.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Gallinago media
Species:G. media

Gallinago media
1.Great snipe - Gallinago media 344
Image by Radovan Václav

Gallinago media
2.Great snipe - Gallinago media
Image by Thho46

Gallinago media
3.Great snipe - Gallinago media
Image by Radovan Václav


Gallinago media
4.Great snipe - Gallinago media
Image by Ron Knight

Gallinago media
5.Great snipe - Gallinago media
Image by Rickard Holgersson

Gallinago media egg
6.Great snipe - Gallinago media egg
Image by Didier Descouens

Gallinago media
7.Great snipe - Gallinago media
Image by Naumann


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1.Great snipe image source: (cropped)
Author: Radovan Václav | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/9/17
2.Image source:
Author: Thho46 | License: Public domain
3.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Radovan Václav | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 8/9/17
4.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/9/17
5.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Rickard Holgersson | License: Public domain as on 8/9/17
6.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
7.Source: (cropped)
Author: Naumann | License: Public domain
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