Story: Wading birds

Campbell Island snipe

Campbell Island snipe

This is the first finding of a hitherto unknown population of snipe, discovered on tiny Jacquemart Island in 1997 by James Fraser, Jeremy Carroll and Dave Barker. After the eradication of rats from nearby Campbell Island, these snipe are rapidly increasing. The Campbell Island snipe was named Coenocorypha aucklandica perseverance in 2010.

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Photograph by Jeremy Carroll

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Gerard Hutching, 'Wading birds - Snipe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015