Species of Thailand
Thai: นกปากซ่อมพง, nok pak som pong
Binomial name: Gallinago nemoricola, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1836
The wood snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) is a species of snipe which breeds in the Himalayas of northern India, Nepal, Bhutan and southern China. In winter, it occurs at lower altitudes in the Himalayas, as a regular visitor in small numbers to north Vietnam. it also occurs as a vagrant in central and southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, north Thailand and Laos.
This is a dark snipe, 28–32 cm in length, with a short, broad-based bill. It breeds in alpine meadows above 3, 000 metres, moving to lower altitudes in the winter.
This species is classified as vulnerable, with a population of less than 10, 000 birds. Major threats to its existence include habitat loss and hunting. It has been recorded in some protected areas, including Langtang and Sagarmatha National Parks in Nepal.
This article uses material from Wikipedia released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike Licence 3.0. Eventual photos shown in this page may or may not be from Wikipedia, please see the license details for photos in photo by-lines.
- Gallinago nemoricola
- Thai: นกปากซ่อมพง, nok pak som pong
No photo for this species yet
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
Range map of Gallinago nemoricola in Thailand
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
Contribute or get help with ID
Please help us improving our species range maps. To add a new location to the range map we need a clear image of the specimen you have encountered. No problem if you do not know the species, we will do our best to identify it for you.
For the location, please provide the district name or the national park/ wildlife sanctuary name.
Please post your images to our Thai Species Identification Help group on Facebook.