WOODCOCKS and SNIPES.
Bill long, slender, rather soft, swollen and bent over at tip. Eyes set far back, with hinder margin, just above orifice of ear. Wings long. Inner secondaries less than primaries. Tail of twelve to twenty-eight feathers. Toes free and cleft to base. Hind toe present ( Phegornis excepted). Tarsus scutellated in front. Plumage rich, often streaked black and yellow. No distinct summer and winter plumage.