Gallinago megala  

Swinhoe's Snipe (Gallinago megala)
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© Kay Parkin 2014
Humpty Doo, NT (Feb, 2014)

I travelled to Darwin for a weekend to find my seven hundredth bird for Australia so I aimed for Swinhoes Snipe, a wet season visitor. This snipe is the most common species in Darwin, seen easily during the wet season. I flushed five in my friend's yard in a few minutes. The rain and overcast conditions made photography almost impossible but got great views.

Swinhoe's Snipe (Gallinago megala)

Swinhoe's Snipe