How to use Snipe in a sentence
The stork is seen for about 170 days, the house-swallow 160, the snow-goose 260, the snipe 220.
Of small game, hares, jungle fowl, peacocks, partridges, snipe, woodcock, wild ducks and geese, and green pigeons are numerous in the tarai, and jungle fowl and pheasants in the hills.
Pheasants, ducks, geese and snipe are abundant, and Dr C. Collingwood in his Naturalist's Rambles in the China Seas mentions .Ardea prasinosceles and other species of herons, several species of fly-catchers, kingfishers, shrikes and larks, the black drongo, the Cotyle sinensis and the Prinia sonitans.
The woods are well stocked with red and roe deer, wild boar, hares, rabbits, pheasants, woodcock and snipe.
Of game birds the most characteristic is the partridge (ruffed grouse), exclusively a woodland bird; the Wilson's snipe and the woodcock are not uncommon in favourable localities, and several species of ducks are found especially in the bays and marshes near the coast during the seasons of migration.Advertisement
Game birds include ducks, geese, plovers, snipe, loons, grebes, terns, rails, the woodcock and the ruffed grouse; quails are scarce except on Long Island, where a number or young birds are liberated each year, and by the same mea 's a supply of pheasants is maintained in some parts of the state.
Among other game birds are prairie-chickens, ducks, geese, swan, brant, sandhill crane and snipe.
The fauna includes wild boars, wolves, foxes, badgers, partridges, quails and snipe.
The game birds include the ruffed grouse, quail and English pheasant (which have increased rapidly under protection), besides woodcock, snipe, many species of ducks and a few Canada geese.
The variegated plumage of the Snipe is subject to no inconsiderable variation, especially in the extent of dark markings on the belly, flanks, and axillaries, while examples are occasionally seen in which no trace of white, and hardly any of buff or grey, is visible, the place of these tints being taken by several shades of chocolate-brown.Advertisement
It visits Great Britain every year at the close of summer, but in very small numbers, and is almost always seen singly - not uncommonly in places where no one could expect to find a Snipe.
The birds include the ostrich, marabout, vultures, kites, hawks, ground hornbill, great bustard, guinea fowl, partridge, lesser bustard, quail, snipe, duck, widgeon, teal, geese of various kinds, paraquets, doves, blue, bronze and green pigeons, and many others.
Of game-birds the most plentiful are sandgrouse, quail (a bird of passage) and snipe.
There are deer (at least five species), boars, bears, antelopes, beavers, otters, badgers, tiger-cats, marten, an inferior sable, striped squirrels, &c. Among birds there are black eagles, peregrines (largely used in hawking), and, specially protected by law, turkey bustards, three varieties of pheasants, swans, geese, common and spectacled teal, mallards, mandarin ducks white and pink ibis, cranes, storks, egrets, herons, curlews, pigeons, doves, nightjars, common and blue magpies, rooks, crows, orioles, halcyon and blue kingfishers, jays, nut-hatches, redstarts, snipe, grey shrikes, hawks, kites, &c. But, pending further observations, it is not possible to say which of the smaller birds actually breed in Korea and which only make it a halting-place in their annual migrations.
The most important are eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, owls, horn-bills, cranes, pheasants (notably the argus, fire-back and peacock-pheasants), partridges, ravens, crows, parrots, pigeons, woodpeckers, doves, snipe, quail and swallows.Advertisement
Wild game is plentiful; pheasants, partridges, snipe and water-fowl of many descriptions make the country a tempting field for the sportsman.
Characteristic types common to the whole country are the teal, snipe, golden plover and wagtail.
There are numerous species in these sheltered channels, inlets and sounds of geese, ducks, swans, cormorants, ibises, bitterns, red-beaks, curlew, snipe, plover and moorhens.
Other game birds include the francolin, quail, guineafowl, sand-grouse, snipe, wild duck, wild goose, widgeon, teal, plover and rail.
Innumerable aquatic birds haunt the banks of the Save, Danube and Drina, and the lower reaches of the Timok and Morava; among them being pelicans, cranes, grey and white herons, and many other kinds of waders, besides wild geese, ducks, rail and snipe.Advertisement
The principal animals and birds in South Carolina are deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, musk-rats, raccoons, minks, geese, ducks, wild turkeys, " partridge " (quail or bobwhite), woodcock and snipe.
I carry a rifle now â€“ like you told me to, she concluded with a final snipe.
Even a body without a heart Can feel this sad beauty; Snipe take wing from the marsh In the autumn dusk.
Combe haven was a little better with a stonechat, snipe and several fieldfares present.
Waders present included greenshank, green and wood sandpiper and snipe as well as eight black-tailed godwits on the ARC pit.Advertisement
Here they are joined by returning Snipe, Lapwings and a few greenshanks - one of Sutherland's specialities.
In the damp grasslands, breeding waders have also been recorded lapwing, curlew and snipe.
Despite disturbance from cutting, the lowland bogs are important for breeding waders lapwing, snipe and curlew have been recorded.
Only a few breeding lapwing and snipe are recorded.
The love-song of the common jack snipe seemed not a whit less mysterious than partridge drumming.Advertisement
The reserve is also home to a number of bird species including meadow pipit, snipe and skylark.
Moorland birds include red grouse, snipe, curlew, wheatear and whinchat as well as ring ouzel.
It is particularly noted for its populations of breeding snipe.
French birders had seen one Great snipe displaying from 19.00 till 19.30.
A minibus took them into Thurso where they found a suitable snipe named Kittiwake belonging to John Shearer.Advertisement
An early evening wander round this area produced a couple of painted snipe on two occasions.
The day was relatively windy and the shooting tricky however a few snipe did find their way into the bag.
Get it if desired, then snipe the first wave of soldiers with normal guns.
The Bill area produced 28 song thrushes, 3 Snipe, 2 Fieldfares, a Lapwing, a Golden Plover and a Redwing.
The marsh was a site for Broad-billed Sandpiper and Jack Snipe, but neither was apparent during my brief visit.Advertisement
The Humber Super Snipe Chassis had a wheelbase of 117.5 inches with ground clearance of 7 inches.
Depending on the time of year, game available includes woodcock, snipe, pheasant, hare and duck.
The unit's one-time ministerial minder, Mo Mowlam, has retired to snipe from the sidelines.
I carry a rifle now – like you told me to, she concluded with a final snipe.
On the east coast peafowl are found, and throughout the interior the argus pheasant, the firebacked pheasant, the blue partridge, the adjutantbird, several kinds of heron and crane, duck, teal, cotton-teal, snipe, wood-pigeon, green-pigeon of several varieties, swifts, swallows pied-robins, hornbills, parakeets, fly-catchers, nightjars, and many other kinds of bird are met with frequently.Advertisement
Partridges, woodcock, snipe, &c., are among the game-birds; but all kinds of small birds are also shot for food, and their number is thus kept down, while many members of the migratory species are caught by traps in the foothills on the south side of the Alps, especially near the Lake of Como, on their passage.
They include, however, the snipe and military starling, which on account of its scarlet breast is locally known as the robin.
Several varieties of water-fowl, especially curlews, pelicans, gulls, ducks, terns, geese and snipe, are found in the vicinity of the lakes.
Snipe, woodcock, ducks and rails, in vast flocks, haunt the banks of the Drina and Save; while the crane, pelican, wild-swan and wild-goose are fairly plentiful.
Among game birds the bustard, guinea fowl, sand grouse (kata), blue rock, green pigeon, partridge, including a large chikor (akb) and a small species similar to the Punjab sisi; quail and several kinds of duck and snipe are met with.Advertisement
In Turner's days (1544) it was worth three times as much as a snipe, and at the same peroid Belon said of it - " C'est vn Oyseau es delices des Francoys."
Among game-birds there are the quail (uzura), the heathcock (ezo-rachO), the ptarmigan (ezo-raicho or ezo-yama-doni), the woodcock (hodo-shigi), the snipe (ta-shigi) with two special species, the solitary snipe (yama-shigi) and the painted snipe (tama-shigi)and the pheasant (kiji).
Of game, deer, wild boars, hares, snipe and partridges are fairly abundant, while the mountain streams yield trout of excellent quality.
The Texas game birds consist chiefly of plover, snipe, teal, mallard and wild geese.
Many species of ducks are also still found; and the reed-bird (bobolink), " partridge " (elsewhere called quail or " Bob White "), ruffed grouse (elsewhere called partridge), woodcock, snipe, plover and Carolina rail still abound.
Of birds, eagles, vultures, hawks, owls and quails are common; snipe, curlews, plovers, storks and herons frequent the marshy parts; and the ostrich the desert.
Those who only know the Snipe as it shows itself in the shooting-season, when without warning it rises from the boggy ground uttering a sharp note that sounds like scape, scape, and, after a few rapid twists, darts away, if it be not brought down by the gun, to disappear in the distance after a desultory flight, have no conception of the bird's behaviour at breeding-time.
Its gesticulations at this time have been well described by Professor Collett in a communication 1 Hence in many languages the Snipe is known by names signifying "Flying Goat," "Heaven's Ram," as in Scotland by "Heatherbleater."
Snipe and various species of wild fowl are found in the marshes, and pelicans and storks abound along the banks of the Euphrates and Tigris.
Wild geese and ducks, grouse, partridges, snipe, woodcock, quails, widgeons and teal are plentiful all over the country, and in recent years preserves have been largely stocked with pheasants.
Snipe (Gallinago coelestis) abound at certain seasons, in such numbers that one gun has been known to make a bag of one hundred brace in a day.
Snipe, plover, turnstones and other shore birds are abundant during xri.
Wolves are numerous in the mountains; the heron, ibis, wild goose and snipe in the valley of the Wei.
Waders and waterfowl are far less abundant, and those occurring are nearly all migratory forms which visit the peninsula of India - the only important exception being two kinds of solitary snipe and the red-billed curlew.
Great numbers of eagles, vultures, hawks, bustards and other birds of prey are met with; and partridges, duck, teal, guinea-fowl, sand-grouse, curlews, woodcock, snipe, pigeons, thrushes and swallows are very plentiful.
The game birds include quail (Bob White), ruffed grouse and a few pinnated grouse (once very plentiful, then nearly exterminated, but now apparently reappearing under strict protection), and such water birds as the mallard duck, wood duck, blueand green-winged teals, Wilson's snipe, and greater and lesser yellow legs (snipe).
Innumerable snipe are killed in the Guadaiquivir valley and brought to the market of Seville.
Among the birds of the island are the eagle, hawk, petrel, owl, finch, peewit, diamond bird, fire-tail, robin, emu-wren, crow, swallow, magpie, blackcap, goatsucker, quail, ground dove, parrot, lark, mountain thrush, cuckoo, wattlebird, whistling duck, honeybird, Cape Barren goose, penguin duck, waterhen, snipe, albatross and laughing jackass.
These have been popular feeding and roosting areas for birds including snipe, lapwing and teal.
Jack Snipe numbers reached a maximum of 5 on the 5th and Redshank numbers peaked at 6 on the 10th.
In the event, Wilson resigned, said to have been sickened by the numerous personal snipe attacks against him.
Equip your Smoke Grenade first, then snipe the man on the top level.
Snipe the guard standing up in the head, then run to the dark corner next to the stairs.
Hes quietly hidden under the cover of trees, waiting to snipe away at the enemy with maximum impact.
Superb woodcock and snipe shooting from October to the end of January.
The male snipe circles high above in a series of roller-coaster arcs, = each descent marked by a loud and distinctive sound.
The Bill area produced 28 Song Thrushes, 3 Snipe, 2 Fieldfares, a Lapwing, a Golden Plover and a Redwing.
One popular strategy when trying to win an auction is to bid low early in the auction time period, then bid up at the very last few minutes of the auction to hopefully "snipe" someone else from winning.
The turnstone is about as big as an ordinary snipe; but, compared with most of its allies of the group Limicolae, to which it belongs, its form is somewhat heavy, and its legs are short.