SCOLOPACIDAE,Scolopacinae:Dowitchers,Snipes and Woodcocks
$Chubbia imperialis Peters,1934,Checklist of Birds of the World,2,p.277.
open swampy forest to coastal moorland with dwarf shrubs and miry parts;also grassy marshland above treeline;typically in open slopes of paramo,esp.grassy areas with Espeletia;mainly 2100-3800m,to 4300m
Gonads of few specimens suggest laying from Mar to early Apr,but also nests in May & Aug-Nov;display recorded mid-Sept Colombia. (HBW,3,p.497)