Scientific name:

Gallinago nigripennis


Snipes and Dowitchers


African Snipe Fact File

Distribution: Eastern, south-central and southern Africa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Three

G. n. aequatorialis: Eastern Zimbabwe and northern Mozambique
G. n. angolensis: Angola and northern Namibia to Zambia and western Zimbabwe
G. n. nigripennis: Southern Mozambique and South Africa

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Robert Wienand