(Greater) Painted Snipe
Rostratula benghalensis
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The decurved bill and the stripe around and behind the eye are characteristic of the greater painted snipe. The male is duller than the female but has more prominent gold spots on the wing coverts. The upper photo was taken at Shambarai swamp (10-17). The pair was in Ilkuishbor (8-14). The female (3rd row) was seen in Arusha NP (1-09) and the male, in Tarangire (12-10); click on the male to see more photos.
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Colin Beale, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 4-13-19