These birds are characterized by their curved beaks. Their food consists of insects, worms, slugs, aquatic mollusks, etc., which they obtain by thrusting their long and slender bills into mud or moist earth.

Curlew

These birds are characterized by their curved beaks. Their food consists of insects, worms, slugs, aquatic…

Plover, a shore-bird with long wings and slender legs, related to the snipe.

Golden Plover

Plover, a shore-bird with long wings and slender legs, related to the snipe.

Sandpipers live in small flocks on the banks of rivers and on the sea-coast

Sandpiper

Sandpipers live in small flocks on the banks of rivers and on the sea-coast

Sandpipers live in small flocks on the banks of rivers and on the sea-coast.

Sandpiper

Sandpipers live in small flocks on the banks of rivers and on the sea-coast.

The snipe does not live so solitary a life as the Woodcock; it is occasionally seen in flocks.

Snipe

The snipe does not live so solitary a life as the Woodcock; it is occasionally seen in flocks.

"Snipe is the name of a common family of birds. The common American snipe is about equal in size to the common snipe of Europe, and much resembles it also in plumage. The tail has 16 feathers. This species is abundant in summer in the N. parts of the United States and in Canada, and in the more S. States in winter. It is much in request for the table, and is often caught in snares. It is much esteemed as a delicious and well-flavored dish."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snipe

"Snipe is the name of a common family of birds. The common American snipe is about equal in size to…

A genus of wading birds. They are common to America and Eurasia, and mostly frequent the regions along the shores of rivers and lakes and the marshy places.

Snipe

A genus of wading birds. They are common to America and Eurasia, and mostly frequent the regions along…

The snipe is a wading bird from the family Scolopacidae characterized by a long slender bill.

Snipe

The snipe is a wading bird from the family Scolopacidae characterized by a long slender bill.

The double snipe, also known as the solitary snipe and the great snipe, is found sparingly throughout Europe.

Double Snipe

The double snipe, also known as the solitary snipe and the great snipe, is found sparingly throughout…

"Gallinago media. European Snipe. English Snipe. In size, form, and general coloration indistinguishable from No. 608, but axillary feathers almost entirely white, with slight and sparse dark markings, and the feathers of the flanks and sides less frequently and less regularly barred with dark gray." Elliot Coues, 1884

English Snipe

"Gallinago media. European Snipe. English Snipe. In size, form, and general coloration indistinguishable…

Ranging as far north as Scandanavia, Iceland, and Greenland in the summer, the European snipe migrates as far south as Egypt and Asia minor during the winter months.

European Snipe

Ranging as far north as Scandanavia, Iceland, and Greenland in the summer, the European snipe migrates…

The gray snipe is a migratory bird, found in the United States. It is also known as the brown snipe, red-breasted snipe, quail snipe, and as the dowitchee.

Gray Snipe

The gray snipe is a migratory bird, found in the United States. It is also known as the brown snipe,…

Woodcocks live in woods, and do not frequent the sea-shore or river-banks.

Woodcock

Woodcocks live in woods, and do not frequent the sea-shore or river-banks.

Woodcocks live in woods, and do not frequent the sea-shore or river-banks.

Woodcock

Woodcocks live in woods, and do not frequent the sea-shore or river-banks.