Estimated average number of individuals by week based on eBird data, Jul 2012 to Jun 2022
Jan 01-Jan 07
20 Aug 1989
26 Apr 2009
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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.