African (Ethiopian) Snipe
Gallinago nigripennis
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The African snipe is larger, darker and has a longer bill than the common snipe. The top photo was taken in the Big Marsh at Ndutu, courtesy of Paul Oliver; the next two photos, in the central Serengeti, courtesy of Daniel Rosengren. The bottom three photos, at Sweetwater GR (Kenya), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. Note also the white belly without markings.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Paul Oliver, Karine Van der Vurst, Daniel Rosengren

Last Update this page: 6-07-17