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Hamina What is in news : Latham’s Snipe shorebird fly non-stop from Japan to Australia twice in a year. The bird takes five days to cover the distance of thousands of kilometres of ocean for their survival
ABOUT LATHAM’S SPINE
- Migratory shorebird
- Similar in size to a blackbird
- Also known as Japanese Snipe
- Scientifically called as Gallinago hardwickii
- Medium-sized, long-billed, migratory snipe in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway
- Identified as a Gallinago snipe by its cryptically-patterned black, brown, buff and white plumage
- Mainly breeds in Hokkaido in northern Japan and in small proportion in Honshu (eastern Russian mainland).
- Breeding habitat of the bird in Asia include alpine moorland, rough pasture, young tree plantations, grasslands and cultivated areas.
- Least Concern species
- In Australia it was earlier hunted as a gamebird but it is now protected
- The bird is listed as “rare” under South Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.