Broad-Billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)

Young Common Snipe

The Broad-Billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) is an occasional visitor to British shores.

The picture is taken from A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, volume III, 1860 (back to index).

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