Chatham Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla


Aikman, H.; Davis, A.; Miskelly, C.; O'Connor, S.; Taylor, G. 2001. Chatham Islands threatened birds: recovery and management plans. Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.

Aikman, H.; Miskelly, C. 2004. Birds of the Chatham Islands. Department of Conservation., Wellington.

Collar, N. J.; Butchart, S. H. M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

Heather, B. D.; Robertson, H. A. 1996. The field guide to the birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Higgins, P. J.; Davies, S. J. J. F. 1996. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds vol 3: snipe to pigeons. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Miskelly, C. M. 1990. Breeding systems of the New Zealand Snipe Coenocorypha aucklandica and Chatham Island Snipe C. pusilla: are they food limited? Ibis 132: 366-379.

Miskelly, C. M. 1999. Breeding ecology of Snares Island snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica huegeli) and Chatham Island snipe (C. pusilla). Notornis 46: 57-71.

Miskelly, C. M. 1999. Social constraints on access to mates in a high density population of New Zealand snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica). Notornis 46: 223-239.

Miskelly, C. M.; Barlow, K. 2001. Chatham Island snipe research and management trials, Rangatira/ South East Island, April-May 2001. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Miskelly, C. M.; Bester, A. J.; Bell, M. 2006. Additions to the Chatham Islands’ bird list, with further records of vagrant and colonising bird species. Notornis 53: 215-230.

Miskelly, C.M.; Sagar, P.M. 2005. Longevity record for Snares Island Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica huegeli. Notornis 52: 120-121.

Roberts, A.; Miskelly, C. 2003. Recovery plan for the snipe species of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands (Coenocorypha spp.) tutukiwi. 2003-2015. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Further resources

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Coenocorypha pusilla. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022.