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Gallinago gallinago (Common Snipe)

Synonyms: Capella gallinago
Language: French; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) is a small, stocky wader native to the Old World. The scientific name gallinago is New Latin for a woodcock or snipe from Latin gallina, "hen" and the suffix -ago, "resembling".
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.55796
EDGE Score: 2.25737


Adult Weight [1]  132 grams
Birth Weight [1]  11 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  80 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  20 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Clutch Size [3]  4
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Incubation [1]  19 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years
Speed [5]  38.252 MPH (17.1 m/s)
Wing Span [5]  20 inches (.52 m)


Protected Areas

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Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Dvuob'ye Russia (Central Asian) A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Lover Ob' Russia (Central Asian) A1, A4i, A4iii
Ósasvædi Ölfusár Iceland B1i, B2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Haemopis sanguisuga <Unverified Name>[6]
Hydrothassa marginella <Unverified Name>[6]
Lumbricus rubellus (red earthworm)[6]
Tipula paludosa (European crane fly)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Falco columbarius (Merlin)[6]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[7]


Range Map


North America; Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons (Bernissart; Boussu; Hensies; Jurbise; Mons; Quaregnon; Saint-Ghi; Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4British Trust for Ornithology
5Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
6Ecology of Commanster
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License