|Well-hidden scrape on the ground.
Insects, earthworms and plant material.
Short greenish-grey legs and a very long
bill. The body is mottled brown
on top and pale underneath.
They have a dark
stripe through the eye, with light stripes
and below it. The wings are pointed.
Snipe hunters needed to be very skilled to hunt
birds and they came to be called snipers
- a term later
adopted by the military.
23 - 28 cm.
39 - 45 cm.
April - July 1 - 2 broods.
4. Light brown, heavily spotted in dark brown