long bill; yellow-green legs heavily striped (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Snipe
Gallinago nigripennis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: like other snipe species, a well-camouflaged bird of marshes and flooded grasslands; native to southeastern Africa.

black scapulars; black-and-tan striped head (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

probes into the mud for food with its long bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)