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painted snipe

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either of two snipelike birds of the family Rostratulidae, of South America and the Old World tropics, the female of which is larger and more brightly colored than the male.
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1805-1815
1805-15
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painted snipe

either of two species of marsh birds comprising the family Rostratulidae (order Charadriiformes). They are boldly marked birds with a snipelike body and bill. Painted snipes are about 25 cm (10 inches) in length and are brown and white in colour

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