[CT Birds] Which Snipe?
David F Provencher (Generation - 4)
david.f.provencher at dom.com
Fri Apr 4 13:30:14 EDT 2014
Jack, Our Snipe is Wilson's Snipe. The Old World version is Common Snipe. They were "split" in 2003 I think. Wilson's Snipe is sometimes still called "Common" by some U.S. state wildlife services. Heck, it looks like Texas refers to them alternately as Wilson's, Common, or Jack Snipe, all of which are actually different species. The opportunities for confusion with common names remain legion.
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Jack Swatt
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 1:01 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Which Snipe?
I'm confused over the naming of snipe. Sibley's names them COMMON SNIPE, but e-Bird has them listed as WILSON'S SNIPE. I thought there was a recent name change, but I've known them all along as Wilson's and thought the change was to common? Any taxonomists out there with the answer?
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