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Sandpipers, Snipes etc.

The Scolopacidae are a large family of wading, or shore birds. Many of the smaller species are called "sandpipers". Other well-known groups include curlews and snipes. The majority of species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bill enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food.



ITEMS in the Family: Scolopacidae

Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Snipe Skull
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