Woodcock is a typical forest bird. Woodcock – migratory bird nests in it throughout the forest zone, as well as places in the forest steppe. Overwinters woodcock in the Crimea, the Caucasus, and in some places in Central Asia, and woodcock flies and western Europe. More information is housed here: foursquare. Normal weight of the average value of sandpiper 270 – 300 gr. in the spring, and 340-400 grams., during the autumn flight, maximum weight 440 gr., average – 350 grams. The length of birds from the tip of beak to end of tail 340-360 mm. The male is usually slightly larger than females.
On ornithological data limit Woodcock age 12 years is defined. In the guise of a woodcock, above all, stands out quite a large head, angular at the sides and with a high forehead, which has a long beak, reaching sizes of 80 mm. As a representative of forest-land of birds, woodcock, like chicken, adapted to forest life. This adaptation is expressed in rounded form, short wings, a significant shortness feet, plumage coloration, similar to the general background of forest litter. Therefore, the woodcock is capable of taking off, get out of a wreath of branches and spirally around the trunk to climb. Even raising the woodcock in the woods, it is impossible to guess his flight. He can fly along edge of the bottom and immediately wrapped in a timber progalok, can go climb whirl up a candle to the top of the tree and dive into it. Not have time to gasp and raise the gun.