Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Berkek Ekor Kapas or the Common Snipe

These birds are seen very regularly at the park especially near marshy or wet and swampy areas.  But they are sensitive to the sound of approaching footsteps and would normally dart away at the sound of danger.  But today of all the days I managed to have a good shot of it at a distance to have it finally on record.  The interesting feature of this bird is its almost camouflage look that meshes well with the grasses and leaves.  The adult has a buff median crown-stripe, bordered on both sides by dark, broad lateral crown-stripes.

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