(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 in Shambarai swamp (10-17); the flight photo, Arusha (9-19), courtesy of Alex Rees; the 4th row pair, Maasai steppe (8-14). The female (5th row) was seen in Arusha NP (1-09) and the bottom male, in Tarangire (12-10); click on the male to see 20 enlargements of adults and immatures.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Colin Beale, Linda Bushman, Alex Rees, Per Holmen, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 8-06-23