[Tweeters] Wilson's snipe vs. short-billed dowitcher

gianaa at u.washington.edu gianaa at u.washington.edu
Sun Nov 23 12:15:17 PST 2008


Hello,

I am working on an illustration of a Wilson's snipe, and am confused by it's similarity to a short-billed dowitcher. The photo posted on wikipedia makes the snipe look more elongated than I'm used to seeing, and with less prominent barred flanks. Does the photo here look like a typical Wilson's snipe?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson%27s_Snipe

It is hard to see if the bird's back has bold stripes in the picture.

Thank you for any advice.

Stacey Gianas
stacey.gianas at gmail.com






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