Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola


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Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

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BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Scolopax rusticola. Downloaded from on 25/05/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/05/2018.