Latham's Snipe

Gallinago hardwickii

ML124221161


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Dave Bakewell
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eBird Checklist S49743318
Tempasuk Plain
Sabah, Malaysia
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Latitude and Longitude 6.3899, 116.448 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Seen at two different locations - single and two birds. Initial impression of a bird which flew in and landed was of a large snipe, larger and buffier than Pintail/Swinhoe’s, with a broad-looking tail, showing a broad pale tip and sides. Bill appeared shorter and heavier than ‘Swintail’. Short, deep call note matching Latham’s heard on several occasions. Not observed except in flight. Two birds flushed among many Swintail and Common were immediately distinguishable by large size and overall paler upperparts. Foot projection not observed clearly. The series of photos attached were of the first bird. After it landed we walked in and flushed it, and these are the pics obtained as it flew directly away from us.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
2000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
776KB
Dimensions
1200 x 925

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