Story: Wading birds

Snares Island snipe

This silent footage shows the Snares Island snipe. These birds spend the day under dense cover, coming out at dusk to feed. They probe into soil, logs or around the roots of plants to find insects, worms and other invertebrates.

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Natural History New Zealand

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Snipe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2016)

Full story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015