Native Animals

Gallinago stenura

Pintail Snipe
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 21504
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Locally called Berkek bintik in Malay (Akashah et al., 2012), the Pintail Snipe is a waterbird species in the Scolopacidae (Sandpipers) family that breed in Europe to China and migrating to Africa, South-East Asia and Australia during winter (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012; Phillipps, 2014). It lives either solitarily or in small groups inhabiting flooded ricefields, wet grassland and margins of open freshwater swamp (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

The appearance of the Pintail Snipe is difficult to differentiate among three Gallinago snipe wintering in Malaysia. In general, all three Gallinago sp. have brown upperparts with black and white fine streaks, pale buff supercilium including whitish underparts with blackish-brown bars on flanks as well as eyeline and line below eyes. While, the Pintail Snipe can be identified by stocky build body measuring around 25 cm in length. It also has a dark tip on the long brown bill, where the bill is much shorter than Swinhoe’s (Gallinago megala) and Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) (Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Colony / Group
 
Couple or Pair

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2015 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Federal Territories of Putrajaya 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
3

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References

Article
  1. Rajpar, M.N. & Zakaria, M. (2014). Effects of Habitat Characteristics on Waterbird Distribution and Richness in Wetland Ecosystem of Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 28, 105-120
Book
  1. Field Guide to the Waterbirds of ASEAN, 2018. ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Unit (AKECU), South Korea. pp. 300.
  2. MNS Bird Conservation Council. 2015. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  3. Akashah, M., Noordin, N., Kasim, A. & Dzahiri, F. (2012). Bird Map Putrajaya Lake and Wetland: UNECO - IHP Ecohydrology Programme. Perbadanan Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 120.
  4. Davison, G.W.H. & Chew, Y. F. (1995). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. New Holand Ltd. pp. 144.
  5. Francis, C.M. (1998). A Pocket Guide To The Birds of Borneo, Third Edition. The Sabah Society, Malaysia.
  6. Gregory-Smith, R. (1995). The Birds of Sarawak: A Pocket Checklist. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. pp. 21.
  7. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohamad Rufino, B.M. (2007). Avifauna: Paya Indah Wetlands: Senarai Spesies. Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 21.
  8. James, G., Mendis, T. & David, L. (2012). 2nd Edition Migratory Birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. pp. 92.
  9. Myers, S. (2009). A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Simon Papps, Singapore. pp. 272.
  10. Phillipps, Q. (2014). Phillipps' Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. Third Edition. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom. pp. 337, 372.
  11. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 1. Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 369.
  12. Strange, M. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (1993). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore. pp. 270.
  13. Jeyarajasingam, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 449.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Atikah Abu Bakar, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Neoh Hor Kee

Species Citation :- Gallinago stenura. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/21504. [Retrieved 04 February 2023].

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