Greater Painted-snipe (Female) I2 IMG 9477
Greater Painted Snipe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Rostratulidae
Genus: Rostratula
Vieillot, 1816
  • Rostratula benghalensis
  • Rostratula australis
File:Rostratula benghalensis map.png
Distribution of Rostratula

Rostratula is a genus of painted snipes. It contains two species distributed across Africa, Asia and Australia.



  • Lane, B.A.; & Rogers, D.I. (2000). The Australian Painted Snipe, Rostratula (benghalensis) australis: an Endangered species?. Stilt 36: 26-34


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