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Curlew (Numenius arquata)

Appearance:

Biggest wader in area. Differs from Whimbrel in longer bill with a more even curve, only diffuse head markings without crown stripes or marked eye-stripe. Note that young Curlews have much shorter bill than adults. Base of bill pinkish. Plumage gives a paler impression than Whimbrel, with paler underwings and flanks.

Sound:

Song starts similar to Whimbrel, with long wailing notes "kluuueee", but takes on a different ending as it accelerates to an ascending phrase repeated in rapid cycles .

Song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

CC

CC-sound:Timo Tschentscher, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
50-60
Wingspan (cm):
80-100
Weight (gram):
540-1300
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
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Waders
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