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Little Curlew, Numenius minutus
2013-04-23 22:54:51

The Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) is a wader belonging to the large bird family Scolopacidae. It’s a very small curlew, which breeds in the far northern parts of Siberia. It’s closely related to the North American Eskimo Curlew. This is a strongly migratory species, spending its winters in Australasia. It is a rare vagrant to the western part of Europe. This bird breeds in loosely concentrated colonies in forest clearings in river valleys. Its nest is a ground scrape. It winters...

Eastern Curlew, Numenius madagascariensis
2012-12-28 13:14:44

This is a large shorebird that looks most similar to the Long-billed Curlew, except that it is a little bit bigger. Its coloring is mostly brown and its differentiated by other curlews by its plain, non-patterned brown underwing. It has an unusually long bill that is slightly curved downward; the female’s bill is usually longer than the male’s bill. Both sexes have similar feather colors, with the male using his haunting call and display flights to catch the attention of a mate or to...

2012-04-03 14:06:48

The Eurasian Curlew, (Numenius arquata), is a species of wading bird in the Scolopacidae family. It is one of the most widespread species of curlews, breeding across much of temperate Europe and Asia. This bird is commonly known as just “the Curlew” in Europe, and “the whaup” in Scotland. The Eurasian Curlew is migratory over most of its range, wintering in Africa, southern Europe and south Asia. It is a rare vagrant to Nova Scotia and the Marianas. In the milder climates of its...

Bristle-thighed Curlew
2012-04-02 19:48:35

The Bristle-thighed Curlew, (Numenius tahitiensis), is a species of bird found in Alaska during the breeding season, and throughout the tropical Pacific islands in the winter, including Micronesia, Fiji, Tuvalu, Tonga, Hawaiian Islands, Samoa, and French Polynesia. There is some concern over human encroachment and introduced predators in this bird’s wintering habitat. This bird is a rare visitor to Canada and the Pacific US during the breeding season. The Bristle-thighed Curlew was first...

2009-02-21 20:30:52

The Beach Stone-curlew (Esacus giganteus) also known as the Beach Thick-knee, is a species of bird found in Australia and the islands of South-east Asia. It is a resident of undisturbed open beaches, exposed reefs, mangroves, and tidal sand flats. Its large range includes coastal eastern Australia as far south as far eastern Victoria, the northern Australian coast and nearby islands, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It is uncommon through most of its range....

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