Greater Painted Snipe

Rostratula benghalensis

My best moment with this beautiful wetland species took place in January 2012 while visiting Marievale Bird Sanctuary. It was just after sunrise and I was travelling towards the “Bus Stop” hide when I spotted a male and female painted-snipe in the middle of the road. The couple were incredibly relaxed and walked right up to my vehicle, feeding as they walked.


Greater Painted Snipe – male / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 04 January 2012 Greater Painted Snipe / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 08 February 2014 Greater Painted Snipe – female / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 04 January 2012 Greater Painted Snipe – male / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 04 January 2012 Greater Painted Snipe – male & female / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 04 January 2012
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