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Azan Khan

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Hello everyone, hope you are well. Kindly help with ID of this snipe. The current proposal is Solitary Snipe (a winter migrant to the location) but we are not sure. I would really appreciate if you can provide key ID pointers because I'm very confused about it. Thanks in advance:)

Location: Borit, Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan
Date: 24 Dec 2022
Photos by: Usama Tabani


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Solitary Snipe - as Duncan mentions, bill shape is a key pointer, short and deep-based, but also check out the flank barring - largely white with distinct barring, whereas Wood is densely barred, extending across the belly. In addition, very different wing covert pattern - super densely barred barred on Solitary with a lot of mid-browns, whereas Wood shows more prominent white tips, largely lacking that earthy/mid-brown colouration.

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