Eurasian Curlew

Scientific Name: Numenius arquata
Common Name: Eurasian Curlew, Common curlew

Identifying Features: greyish brown body, greyish-blue legs, very long curved bill, small dark streaks on head, neck and breast

Fun Facts:

  • Highly gregarious outside the breeding season.
  • Eurasian curlew feeds by probing soft mud for small invertebrates, but will also pick small crabs and earthworms off the surface if the opportunity arises.


This image was clicked by Paul Watts – via Flickr.

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