seedsnipe

bird
also called  Lark Plover,  
 any of four species of South American birds comprising the family Thinocoridae (order Charadriiformes). The seedsnipe, related to such shorebirds as the gulls and terns, is adapted to a diet of seeds and greens. Seedsnipes are streaked birds with short, rounded tail and long wings. They are the only charadriiform birds with covered nostrils and the only ones that eat predominantly vegetable matter. Seedsnipes flock on tundra and pampas from the Falkland Islands to southern Argentina and Ecuador. The smallest (15 centimetres or 6 inches) and most widely distributed species is the least, pygmy, or Patagonian seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus). It covers its eggs with sand when it leaves the nest. The largest (about 30 cm, or 12 in.) is Gay's seedsnipe (Attagis gayi), which nests high in the Andes.

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  • Least Seedsnipe — Taxobox name = Least Seedsnipe status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Thinocoridae genus = Thinocorus species = T. rumicivorus binomial = Thinocorus rumicivorus… …   Wikipedia

  • White-bellied Seedsnipe — Taxobox name = White bellied Seedsnipe status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Thinocoridae genus = Attagis species = A. malouinus binomial = Attagis malouinus… …   Wikipedia

  • Grey-breasted Seedsnipe — Taxobox name = Grey breasted Seedsnipe status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Thinocoridae genus = Thinocorus species = T. orbignyianus binomial = Thinocorus… …   Wikipedia

  • rufous-bellied seedsnipe — raudonpilvis atagis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Attagis gayi angl. rufous bellied seedsnipe vok. Rotbauch Höhenläufer, n rus. краснобрюхий аттагис, m pranc. attagis de Gay, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – atagiai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • white-bellied seedsnipe — magelaninis atagis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Attagis malouinus angl. white bellied seedsnipe vok. Weißbauch Höhenläufer, n rus. магелланов аттагис, m pranc. attagis de Magellan, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • grey-breasted seedsnipe — pilkakrūtis tinokoras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Thinocorus orbignyianus angl. grey breasted seedsnipe vok. Graubrust Höhenläufer, n rus. серогорлый зобатый бегунок, m pranc. thinocore d Orbigny, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • least seedsnipe — mažasis tinokoras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Thinocorus rumicivorus angl. least seedsnipe vok. Zwerghöhenläufer, n rus. малый зобатый бегунок, m pranc. thinocore de Patagonie, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tinokorai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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