針尾鷸 Pintail Snipe
學名: Gallinago stenura
英名: Pintail Snipe
Family : Scolopacidae (鷸科). Length: 約25-27 cm.
針尾鷸長 25 公分，全身類似田鷸，屬冬候鳥，許厝港及香山濕地及宜蘭等地區均可見其蹤跡。
針尾鷸細長而直的喙，尖端彎曲且頭頂褐色。中央和兩側各有一條白色縱紋; 頸後及背部為紅棕色，並有黃棕色紋斑紋; 喉和胸部黃棕白顏色，頦，腹部等白色; 尾羽外側8對特別窄而硬，寬度不超過2毫米，是本種的主要特徵。常結成一小群，棲息於沼澤，稻田，草地，葦蒲中，嘴喙堅硬，常插於泥中攝取食物。突然飛起時併有警告之鳴叫，不容易被發現。以昆蟲及環節動物和甲殼動物為食。
1.腳偏黃. 2.尾羽26-28枚. 3. 腳趾伸出尾羽外甚多. 4. 驚嚇而飛起時會有鳴叫. 5. 尾羽超出初級飛羽長度較短.
The Pin-tailed Snipe, Gallinago stenura, also known as the Pintail Snipe, is a small stocky wader. It breeds in northern Russia and migrates to spend the non-breeding season in southern Asia from Pakistan to Indonesia. It is the most common migrant snipe in southern India, Sri Lanka and much of Southeast Asia. It is a vagrant to north-western and northern Australia, and to East Africa Kenya.
Its breeding habitat is damp marshes and tundra in Arctic and boreal Russia. Birds in their non-breeding range use a variety of wetlands, often with Common Snipe, but may be found also in drier habitats than their relative. They nest in a well-hidden location on the ground. This 25–27 cm long bird is similar to the longer-billed and longer-tailed Common Snipe. Adults have short greenish-grey legs and a long straight dark bill. The body is mottled brown on top, with cream lines down their back. They are pale underneath with a streaked buff breast and white belly. They have a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. Sexes are similar, and immatures differ only in minor plumage details.