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Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles
Common Snipe. Photo:Dr. Lloyd Glenn Ingles

If you stumble upon the nest of this secretive shorebird, you will likely be startled by its explosive take-off, erratic flight and shrill call of 'skipe'.

Map of Common Snipe in Canada
Distribution of Common Snipe in Canada

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