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Madagascar Snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla)

Madagascar Snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla)

Madagascar Snipe (Gallinago macrodactyla)

Class: Aves
Family: Scolopacidae
Common Name: Madagascar Snipe
Genus: Gallinago
Species Name: macrodactyla

About The Madagascar Snipe

Gallinago macrodactyla is found in the humid eastern half of Madagascar, from sea-level up to 2,700 m, being more common above 700 m (Langrand 1990; Morris and Hawkins 1998). It has been recorded from Tsaratanana in the north to Madena in the south-east, and from the eastern coast to the Sakay river on the western side of the central plateau (R. Safford in litt. 2009). It has also been recorded on Ile Sante Marie (R. Safford in litt. 2009). It is uncommon (Langrand 1990), but may be locally common at some sites (R. Safford in litt. 2009), and although the total population has been estimated at 1,800-7,500 individuals (F. Hawkins in litt. to Wetlands International 2002, the true population size is likely to be at the higher end of this estimate (R. Safford pers. comm. 2010).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Gallinago macrodactyla. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

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