Upper body mottled dark brown and white. Underparts white with dark streaks on the breast and on the side of the body toward the rear. Curved white stripe above the eye and black stripe through the eye. Bill narrow and dark brown. Tail with white edge. Body up to 27 cm long.
Latham's Snipes migrate from Japan where they breed, to Victoria in summer. They arrive in late August and depart in February. They are crepuscular, being active at dawn and dusk.
Freshwater wetlands and swamps.
Japan, Russia and eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Near Threatened
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern