Scientific Name: Scolopax rusticola
Distribution: Breeds through most of temperate and northern Europe and into Asia.
Habitat: Forests and woods.
Description: Bulky wading bird, well camouflaged by brown and buff barring, creating a “dead leaf” effect. Long down pointing bill. In flight its rounded wings are diagnostic. Size: 32 - 36cm
Hunting method: Rough shooting, walking up
Hunting available in: Northern Ireland