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Sneppe/Snipe, Common

Scientific Name: Gallinago gallinago

Subspecies: None

Distribution: Breeds through most of temperate and northern Europe and  into Asia.

Habitat: Freshwater marshes, moors, fields

Description: Small wading bird, well camouflaged and with a long bill. Mottled brown and black above, with bold, buff coloured stripes on the back forming a V. 25 - 27cm in size.

Hunting method: Rough shooting, walking up

Hunting available in: Northern Ireland

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