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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...

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
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...

Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis
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...

Eskimo Curlew Northern Curlew
2007-10-24 16:22:33

The Eskimo Curlew or Northern Curlew (Numenius borealis), is a medium-sized New World shorebird and is thought to be extinct. At one time, the Eskimo Curlew may have been one of the most numerous shorebirds in North America with a population in the millions. As many as 2 million birds per year were killed near the end of the 19th century. The last confirmed sightings were on Galveston Island,...

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