Posts tagged with Coenocorypha pusilla

The littlest snipe

  • An adult Chatham Island snipe presenting a food item to its snippet, Rangatira Island, March 2018. Photo: Colin Miskelly
  • A newly-hatched Chatham Island snippet, Rangatira Island, March 2018. Photo: Colin Miskelly
  • Chatham Island snipe nest, Rangatira Island, March 2018. Two eggs is the typical clutch size. Photo: Colin Miskelly
  • A Chatham Island snipe foraging with its bill deep in the soil, Rangatira Island, March 2018. Photo: Colin Miskelly

Te Papa bird expert Colin Miskelly first visited Rangatira Island Nature Reserve in the Chatham Islands as an undergraduate student studying snipe in 1983. He recently returned to the island as a volunteer for the Department of Conservation, and was delighted to renew acquaintance with one of his favourite birds. The first Chatham Island snipe… Read more »