Story: Wading birds

Snares snipe

This is the Snares subspecies of the New Zealand snipe. They 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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Gerard Hutching. 'Wading birds - Snipe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/9179/snares-snipe