043 Pintail Snipe

The Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura), also called Pin-tailed Snipe, is 25-27 cm long small stocky wader. Its body is mottled brown on top, with cream lines down the back. It has a long straight dark bill, short greenish-grey legs, and a dark stripe across each eye. Its breeding ground is marshes of northern Russia and wetlands of tundra in the Arctic regions, but in winter it migrates to India and Southeast Asia. It produces fizzing sound by vibrating its pin-like narrow, stiff and strong feathers.