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jack snipe

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noun

  • 1A small dark Eurasian snipe.
    • Lymnocryptes minima, family Scolopacidae
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    • Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers.
    • Smallest of snipes, the jack snipe has been declining in Norfolk in recent years.
    • A jack snipe, a rare wading bird, has been seen.
  • 1.1North American Any wader similar to the jack snipe, e.g. the pectoral sandpiper or the common snipe.
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    • Jack Snipe are probably regular in winter, where Spotted Crake has been recorded three times.

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