Philohela minor

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Related to Philohela minor: Scolopax minor
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Noun1.Philohela minor - small long-billed woodcockPhilohela minor - small long-billed woodcock; prized as a game bird
woodcock - game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
genus Philohela, Philohela - American woodcocks
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In regards to "Woodcock Woes": just so you know, the Latin name for American woodcock is not Philohela minor, but rather Scolopax minor (it was changed since Woolner wrote his book).
* "Little lover of swamps or bogs"--translation of former scientific name, Philohela minor
Their scientific name, Philohela minor, refers to both their preference for wet woodlands and their small size (8 ounces) when compared to their bigger cousin, the European woodcock.