Identification of Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago flyways in theWestern Palearctic by analysis of ringing recoveries and genetic studies

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Science Article 4


The Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago is a common and widely distributed species in the Western Palearctic. It is mostly migratory in Europe, although those breeding in Ireland, UK and maritime countries of Western Europe are only partially migratory or sedentary(Cramp & Simmons 1983). There are major gaps in our knowledge about the flyways of the Common Snipe in the Western Palearctic, notably how breeding and wintering grounds are linked.

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