Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023
Peak week Jan 01-Jan 07
Early date 20 Aug 1989
Late date 26 Apr 2009
The tail pattern is the only consistent way to distinguish this species from the rarer Swinhoe's Snipe. Good photographs of the spread tail are required: like while it preens, during landing, or very rarely, in mid-flight.