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Update: April 07, 2004: added this page of new shots from today of the presumed gallinago:

Note the shape, width, and pattern of the outermost retrix:

Note that in Siberian birds, the width of the white tipping on the secondaries is very variable, with a number of birds having much narrower tips than that normally seen in European birds; also the flanks often lack the brown wash seen on European birds. Even within the western European populations, birds with narrow white secondary tips can be found; note in these specimens from the BMNH in Tring, England (collected in Gibraltar, left and England, right) the very narrow white tipping to the secondaries:

Below, the Fort Worth bird is the second and third images, placed in-between the adjusted images of Common Snipe from the
2nd page:-