(2171) Capella gallinago raddii.
RADDE'S SNIPE or THE EASTERN FANTAIL SNIPE.
Scolopax gallinago raddii Buturlin,' Waders of the Russian Empire,' part i, p. 56 (1902) (E. Siberia;. Gallinago caelestis. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 286 (part.).
Vernacular names as for the Common Fantail.
Description. Differs from the preceding bird in being some¬what paler above, the buff longitudinal stripes more conspicuous; the under wing-coverts often have a patch of white with no barring and the axillaries are pure white or nearly so.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the typical form.
Nidification. Dresser gives the breeding range of this race as Siberia from Krasnoyarsk to Kamtchatka. To this I add the Himalayas. Birds obtained during the breeding-season from Kashmir are so scarce in collections that it is difficult to be certain what race breeds there but four birds I have seen, all females shot off their nests, have had pure white axillaries and a well-marked patch of white on the under wing-coverts. The Snipe is a very common breeder in Kashmir from 5,000 feet upwards, the nests and eggs being indistinguishable from those of the Western form.