Data for:
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
List:
Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Far Eastern Curlew

Numenius madagascariensis

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Identification

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This very large curlew wields a remarkable scimitar-like bill, used to extract invertebrates from deep burrows. Typically found in small to mid-sized groups on expansive mudflats. Similar to Eurasian Curlew, but Far Eastern is far more warmly colored, with a light brown (not white) rump and heavily marked underwings, unlike the unmarked white underwings of Eurasian. Calls similar to Eurasian but deeper in tone.

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