Authors: AHMAD WAHEED, KAMRAN JAFAR, MUHAMMAD SALEEM KHAN, MUHAMMAD WAJID, SHAMOON ALI, MUHAMMAD WASEEM ASLAM, SHABBIR AHMAD
Abstract: This study was designed to record some morphometric and haematological parameters of common snipe, Gallinago gallinago. For this purpose, 20 individuals (10 male, 10 female) were collected from the wetlands of District Bahawalnagar, Punjab, Pakistan. Significant differences between the sexes were recorded in tail length, length of longest primary feather, and chest circumference. . No significant difference was recorded in haematological parameters between the sexes. Gut analysis revealed that common snipe feed mostly on Chironomidae and Ceratopogonidae larvae and male and female snipes have the same food preference.
Keywords: Morphometry, haematology, food preference, common snipe, Pakistan
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