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Eurasian Curlew

(Numenius arquata)
German name(s): "Großer Brachvogel"
Size: 50-60 cm; wing span 0.8-1.0 m
Weight: 410-1360 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Curlew at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "arquata"

ADULT

MALE

Near-dorsal view of an Eurasian Curlew, based on the length of the bill probably a male (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, May 2018]

Eurasian Curlews feeding in a partially submerged meadow; the bird on the right is likely a male
(photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

FEMALE

Frontal view of an Eurasian Curlew, probably a female - note the very long bill (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Eurasian Curlews feeding in a partially submerged meadow; most likely the bird on the right is a female - note the long bill
(photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Sex unknown

Lateral view of an Eurasian Curlew spreading its wings (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Dorsal view of an Eurasian Curlew (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, March 2017]

Race "orientalis"

We have have photographed Eurasian Curlews, race "orientalis", in Oman.

Food, Diet

Eurasian Curlew swallowing its prey (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[River Bug, near Brok, Masovia, Poland, May 2018]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

curlew_dw_20180512_2.m4a (Poland) Contact calls(?) © DW

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