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Greater Painted Snipe

Greater Painted Snipe

Scientific name:
Rostratula benghalensis
Habitat :
Shallow grassy wetlands
Birdwatch note :
Told from longer billed snipe and other shorebirds by white or cinnamon buff eye patch, white bar on side joining with the cinnamon buff on back. After the colorful female lays the eggs, she leaves to mate with another while the male remains to incubate the eggs.
Photo credit :
Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone