Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813. / American ornithology; or The natural history of the birds of the United States
Species 4. Scolopax noveboracensis. Red-breasted snipe, pp. -114
114 RED-BREASTED SNIPE. ovaries of the females before they depart, and the short period of time they are absent. Of all our sea-side Snipes it is the most numerous, and the most delicious for the table. From these circumstances and the crowded manner in which it flies and settles, it is the most eagerly sought after by our gunners, who send them to market in great numbers.
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