Contents 1 Behavior 2 Diet 3 Habitat 4 Nesting 5 Hunting 6 See also 7 Footnotes 8 External links

Behavior[edit] Snipes search for invertebrates in the mud with a "sewing-machine" action of their long bills. The sensitivity of the bill, though to some extent noticeable in many sandpipers, is in snipes carried to an extreme by a number of filaments, belonging to the fifth pair of nerves, which run almost to the tip and open immediately under the soft cuticle in a series of cells. They give this portion of the surface of the premaxillaries, when exposed, a honeycomb-like appearance. Thus the bill becomes a most delicate organ of sensation, and by its means the bird, while probing for food, is at once able to distinguish the nature of the objects it encounters, though these are wholly out of sight.[1] As part of its courtship display flight, the snipe produces a drumming sound, also called bleating or winnowing. The sound is produced mechanically, rather than vocally, by the vibration of the modified outer tail feathers, held out at a wide angle to the body, in the slipstream of a power dive.[2]

Diet[edit] Snipes feed mainly on insect larva. Snipes also eat actual fly such as crane, horse and deer fly as well as beetle, dragonfly, cricket, grasshopper, ant, mayfly, butterfly, caddisfly and moth. Other invertebrate prey include snail, crustacean, and worm. The snipe's bill allows the very tip to remain closed while the snipe slurps up invertebrates.[3]

Habitat[edit] Snipes can be found in various types of wet marshy settings including bogs and swamps, wet meadows, and along rivers and ponds. Snipes avoid settling in areas with dense vegetation, but rather seek marshy areas with patchy cover to hide from predators.[3]

Nesting[edit] The female snipe makes a shallow hole in moist soil, and then weaves a grass lining to build a nest up to 7 inches across and 3 inches deep. A normal clutch size is 2–4 eggs, with an incubation period of 18–20 days. A snipe's eggs are typically an earthy brown colour with occasional blots of brown, black, or purple. Snipe chicks will usually leave the nest upon the first day of hatching.[3]

Hunting[edit] Depiction of a snipe hunter, by A. B. Frost Camouflage may enable snipe to remain undetected by hunters in marshland. If the snipe flies, hunters have difficulty wing-shooting due to the bird's erratic flight pattern. The difficulties involved in hunting snipes gave rise to the term sniper, meaning a hunter highly skilled in marksmanship and camouflaging, which later evolved to mean a sharpshooter or someone who shoots from a concealed location.[4][5] "Going on a snipe hunt" is a phrase suggesting a fool's errand, or an impossible task.[citation needed] As an American rite of passage, it is often associated with summer camps and groups such as the Boy Scouts.[6]

See also[edit] Snipe eel Snipe (mammal)

Footnotes[edit] ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Newton, Alfred (1911). "Snipe". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.  ^ Taylor, LE (1925). "Further notes on the flight performance of the snipe". Condor. Cooper Ornithological Society. 27 (6): 224–226. doi:10.2307/1363286. JSTOR 1363286.  ^ a b c "Wilson's Snipe, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology".  ^ "sniper (n.)". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ Palmatier, Robert Allen (1995). Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing. p. 357. ISBN 0313294909.  ^ Fee, Christopher R.; Webb, Jeffrey B., eds. (2016). American myths, legends, and tall tales : an encyclopedia of American folklore. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. p. 514. ISBN 9781610695671. 

External links[edit] Look up snipe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Snipe. Snipe videos on the Internet Bird Collection Retrieved from "" Categories: ScolopacidaeGame birdsSnipesBirds by common nameHidden categories: Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource referenceWikipedia articles incorporating text from the 1911 Encyclopædia BritannicaArticles with 'species' microformatsAll articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from January 2017

Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces ArticleTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this page Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version Languages বাংলাBrezhonegEsperantoEuskaraفارسیFøroysktFrançaisGàidhligBahasa IndonesiaSvenskaไทย Edit links This page was last edited on 6 March 2018, at 17:14. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view (window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgPageParseReport":{"limitreport":{"cputime":"0.340","walltime":"0.422","ppvisitednodes":{"value":3965,"limit":1000000},"ppgeneratednodes":{"value":0,"limit":1500000},"postexpandincludesize":{"value":25286,"limit":2097152},"templateargumentsize":{"value":3053,"limit":2097152},"expansiondepth":{"value":24,"limit":40},"expensivefunctioncount":{"value":1,"limit":500},"entityaccesscount":{"value":0,"limit":400},"timingprofile":["100.00% 387.438 1 -total"," 41.80% 161.948 1 Template:Taxobox"," 36.97% 143.253 1 Template:Taxobox/core"," 33.54% 129.943 1 Template:Reflist"," 21.56% 83.544 14 Template:Taxobox_colour"," 20.73% 80.332 15 Template:Delink"," 18.88% 73.160 1 Template:EB1911"," 16.44% 63.680 1 Template:Cite_EB1911"," 11.72% 45.394 1 Template:Cite_encyclopedia"," 10.89% 42.181 1 Template:If_empty"]},"scribunto":{"limitreport-timeusage":{"value":"0.128","limit":"10.000"},"limitreport-memusage":{"value":3926917,"limit":52428800}},"cachereport":{"origin":"mw1335","timestamp":"20180306171434","ttl":1900800,"transientcontent":false}}});});(window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgBackendResponseTime":91,"wgHostname":"mw1273"});});

Snipe - Photos and All Basic Informations

Snipe More Links

Snipe (disambiguation)Long-legged Bird With Long Bill Wading In Marsh Or MudflatPin-tailed SnipeTaxonomy (biology)AnimaliaChordataAvesCharadriiformesScolopacidaeCoenocoryphaGallinagoLymnocryptes MinimusWading BirdGenusFamily (biology)ScolopacidaeCrypsisPlumageGallinagoJack SnipeAsiaEuropeCoenocoryphaNew Zealand Outlying IslandsPainted SnipeInvertebrateSandpiperPremaxillaryCourtship DisplayDrumming (snipe)Flight FeatherLarvaBeetleDragonflyCricketGrasshopperAntMayflyButterflyCaddisflyMothSnailCrustaceanWormBogsSwampsWet MeadowsRiversPondsEnlargeA. B. FrostMarshSniperMarksmanshipCamouflagingSharpshooterSnipe HuntWikipedia:Citation NeededRite Of PassageSummer CampBoy ScoutsSnipe EelPublic DomainAlfred NewtonEncyclopædia Britannica Eleventh EditionDigital Object IdentifierJSTORInternational Standard Book NumberSpecial:BookSources/0313294909International Standard Book NumberSpecial:BookSources/9781610695671WikisourceEncyclopædia Britannica Eleventh EditionHelp:CategoryCategory:ScolopacidaeCategory:Game BirdsCategory:SnipesCategory:Birds By Common NameCategory:Wikipedia Articles Incorporating A Citation From The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica With Wikisource ReferenceCategory:Wikipedia Articles Incorporating Text From The 1911 Encyclopædia BritannicaCategory:Articles With 'species' MicroformatsCategory:All Articles With Unsourced StatementsCategory:Articles With Unsourced Statements From January 2017Discussion About Edits From This IP Address [n]A List Of Edits Made From This IP Address [y]View The Content Page [c]Discussion About The Content Page [t]Edit This Page [e]Visit The Main Page [z]Guides To Browsing WikipediaFeatured Content – The Best Of WikipediaFind Background Information On Current EventsLoad A Random Article [x]Guidance On How To Use And Edit WikipediaFind Out About WikipediaAbout The Project, What You Can Do, Where To Find ThingsA List Of Recent Changes In The Wiki [r]List Of All English Wikipedia Pages Containing Links To This Page [j]Recent Changes In Pages Linked From This Page [k]Upload Files [u]A List Of All Special Pages [q]Wikipedia:AboutWikipedia:General Disclaimer

view link view link view link view link view link