Scientific Name: Gallinago gallinago
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