Curlew

Numenius arquata

Length:

50cm to 60cm

Wingspan:

80cm to 100cm

Weight:

575g to 1000g

Curlew

About the Curlew

The curlew has a long, downcurved bill, strong call and long legs.

They are Europes largest wading bird and can be easily distinguished on moors in the summer and estuaries in the winter.

What does a Curlew eat?

Their diets mainly consist of shellfish, shrimps and worms.

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Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family

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