Mr. Stephen Brady brought into the Bolton Museum a Snipe (Capella gallinago) which he had picked up dead near Rumworth Reservoir, Bolton, Lancashire. The bird was very stale, but I managed to preserve it since at first glance it was extremely dark. Subsequent examination showed that in every characteristic it resembles the North American race delicata (which is generally known as Wilson's Snipe in ...

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