Utah Bird Profile
Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata

Name Roots: (L. gallina, "a hen" [the little goatlike hen])

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a vermivore: ground prober; omnivore: mud forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is an omnivore: mud forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in wet meadow and wetlands habitats.

by Jack Binch

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