Common Snipe – feeding behaviour

SnipeC-forage [AmarSingh]

“A video and some images of the Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) to describe feeding behaviour. It generally probes soft muddy areas or shallow muddy-water looking for worms.

SnipeC-forage [AmarSingh]

“The video shows multiple feeding episodes possible of earthworms and the Red Mud Worm (Notomastus tenuis). The worms are pulled out and their natural tendency to coil up aids the bird in moving the prey up the beak.

SnipeC-forage [AmarSingh]

“Almost the entire beak is pushed in to probe deeply for prey. Note that the bird is able to submerge the nares completely in water.

SnipeC-forage [AmarSingh]

“Appreciate ID corrections, if any.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th February 2018

Location: Malim Nawar, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Ex-mining pools, fish farming, wetlands

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