1057. Gallinago solitaria

1057. Solitary Snipe.
GALLINAGO SOLITARIA.
Gallinago solitaria, Hodgson, Glean, in Science, iii. p. 238 (1831) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 476, pl. 122 ; (Temm, and Schlegel), Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 112, tap. lxviii. ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 342 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 654 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 290 ; G. hyemalis (Eversm.), Bull. Soc. Mosc. 1845, p. 257 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 953.
Male ad. (Japan). Upper parts generally dark brown irregularly marked with rufous and white, not buff ; crown with an irregular median white stripe ; a line from the base of the bill to behind the eye and chin, white ; quills brown very narrowly margined externally with whitish, the first mottled ; tail-feathers black at base, white towards the end, irregularly dark barred ; throat and breast brown, slightly marked with white ; Test of under parts white, all but middle of abdomen barred with blackish ; bill plumbeous, black at tip ; base of lower mandible yellowish brown ; feet dull olive green ; iris dark brown. Culmen 2.9, wing 6.4, tail 2.85, tarsus 1.3 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. The Himalayas west to Afghanistan and the Altai ; Eastern Central Asia and Siberia ; north to Kamchatka ; Tibet ; Mongolia ; Japan ; in winter south to Northern India and China.
Inhabits marshes as well as the vicinity of forests, and feeds chiefly on insects and grubs. In general habits and flight resembles G. stenura. Its nest and eggs are unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1057. Gallinago solitaria
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1057
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
763
Common name: 
Solitary Snipe
M_ID: 
4208
M_CN: 
Solitary Snipe
M_SN: 
Gallinago solitaria
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10833

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