1055. Gallinago megala

1055. SWINHOE’S SNIPE.
GALLINAGO MEGALA.
Gallinago megala, Swinhoe, Ibis, 1861, p. 343 ; David and Oust. Ois- Chine, p. 479 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 343 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 624 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 956.
Kharaldzin, Buriat. ; Toutagaldzin, Tungus.
Male ad. (Lake Baikal). Differs from G. stenura in having 20 tail- feathers, the 5 lateral ones on each side attenuated, the under wing surface, axillaries, and flanks bolder and closely barred with black. Culmen 2.25, wing 5.5, tail 2.15, tarsus 1.33 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia (the Southern Baikal, Dauria, the Amoor, and the Ussuri rivers) ; Japan ; Corea ; S.E. Mongolia ; China ; in winter south to the Philippines, Borneo, and the Moluccas.
In habits it does not appear to differ from G. stenura, but its eggs seem to differ greatly from those of that species, being, according to Taczanowski, in form like those of Scolopax rusticula, in colour pale cream or ochreous, the shell-markings reddish grey and the surface spots and markings reddish brown or brown, and measure about 1.63 by 1.22.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1055. Gallinago megala
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1055
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
762
Common name: 
Swinhoe’s Snipe
M_ID: 
4214
M_CN: 
Swinhoe's Snipe
M_SN: 
Gallinago megala
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
11011

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