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Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola  
Wood Snipe
Photographer : © Arka Sarkar
Location :Mayodia (~2590m), Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh
Date : 9 April 2012
English synonyms:Himalayan Snipe
Bird Family :Scolopacinae - Snipes & Woodcocks
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :On a very wet late afternoon at Mayodia, Mishmi Hills, while I was dozing off in my room, Shasank Dalvi, Saurabh Sawant and a few others spotted this snipe foraging just outside. By the time I was out with my camera the fog had become denser and the drizzle stronger, preventing me from getting any better images. The bold markings on the dark mantle, completely barred underparts and comparatively shorter bill made us all decide that it was a Wood Snipe. This is among the first images from India. - AS
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