Biometrics, length of stay and body mass increase of migrating Common Snipes Gallinago gallinago in the Gulf of Gdansk

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 3


Between 1983 and 2000, a total of 1774 Common Snipes were caught and measured in the Gulf, of Gdansk at the Polish Baltic Sea coast. The mean measurements obtained in this study werelarger than those provided by other authors. Reasons of this difference are discussed. Among linear measurements only the wing length of Common Snipes caught in the Gulf of Gdansk indifferent seasons varied significantly.

Wlodzimierz Meissner, Vogelwelt 124: 45 – 52

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