Species of Thailand
Gallinago nemoricola, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1836
(In Thai: นกปากซ่อมพง)
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 m, 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.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Very rare winter visitor
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Non-breeding visitor
- Gallinago nemoricola
- Thai: นกปากซ่อมพง