[Tweeters] snipes

Brett Wolfe m_lincolnii at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 3 22:05:00 PST 2006


Yes, but how old is your book? The change only happened in 2000 or 2002, something like that. If your book is older than that, it is out of date. Ad anyone who really wants to know, go google AOU and Wilson's Snipe. You can misbelieve me and others, but the change has been there for years folks.

Brett A. Wolfe
Seattle, WA
m_lincolnii at yahoo.com


michael bacon <baconmf at verizonmail.com> wrote:
hi tweeters- here is some info re: snipe nomenclature: in the book,PHOTO-GRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE SHOREBIRDS OF THE WORLD-david rosair+david cottridge -there are 18 spp. of snipes worldwide! common snipe/gallinago gallinago has circumpolar distribution-asia europe britain + northern n. america.3 races are known:gallinago-palearctic,faeroensis-iceland/british outer islands +delicta-nearctic=wilson's.so it's a case of: stop, you're both right. wilson's is a race of common snipe according to this book... nice book if you LOVE shorebirds. on another note , i have seen as many as 15 snipes together over in the yakima river delta in richland last october 2005- hope that helps -cheers,maxine reid -----------------------------maxine reid ,tulalip bay ,wa .baconmf at verizonmail.com-

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