Wild Florida Photo - Gallinago delicata

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Gallinago delicata

WILSON'S SNIPE

Florida native

 

These usually solitary birds winter in Florida. They can typically be found in damp, muddy habitats with cover, such as pond edges or flooded fields.
WIlson's snipe previously considered a subspecies of common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) was recently elevated as a separate species. Wilson's - Gallinago delicata- is the snipe found in the Western Hemisphere, with common snipe in the Eastern Hemisphere.

 
Gallinago delicata is a member of the Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Snipes, and relatives family.
 


















For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds page for this species

Date record last modified:
Dec 15, 2018