This section covers the Snipes and Dowitchers, both in the family Scolopacidae. There are 23 species of Snipe (Genera – CoenocoryphaLymnocryptes and Gallinago), two of which are listed as Extinct on the IUCN Red List. The Dowitchers (Genus – Limnodromus) contains three species; one of which, the Asian Dowitcher, is listed as Near Threatened.

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Snipes and Dowitchers

African Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Andean Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Chatham Snipe

Vulnerable

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Common Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Fuegian Snipe

Near Threatened

 

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Giant Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Great Snipe

Near Threatened

 

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Imperial Snipe

Near Threatened

 

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Jack Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Latham’s Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Madagascan Snipe

Vulnerable

 

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Noble Snipe

Near Threatened

 

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North Island Snipe

Extinct

 

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Pin-tailed Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Puna Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Snares Snipe

Near Threatened

 

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Solitary Snipe

Least Concern

 

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South American Snipe

Least Concern

 

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South Island Snipe

Extinct

 

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Subantarctic Snipe

Near Threatened

 

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Swinhoe’s Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Wilson’s Snipe

Least Concern

 

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Wood Snipe

Vulnerable

 

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Asian Dowitcher

Near Threatened

 

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Long-billed Dowitcher

Least Concern

 

Snipes and Dowitchers

Short-billed Dowitcher

Least Concern