Scientific Name:

Gallinago paraguaiae


South American Snipe


South American Snipe Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in South America

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Two

G. p. paraguaiae: Trinidad; Colombia through the Guianas south to northern Argentina and Uruguay

G. p. magellanica: Central Chile and central Argentina to Tierra del Fuego; and the Falkland Islands

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest