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.
Their diets mainly consist of shellfish, shrimps and worms.
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Identified as being from a group of birds known as Waders, within North America they are generally referred to as Shorebirds. This monotypic species, a long distance migrant, is considered to have an Amber Conservation Status otherwise known as Near Threatened.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.
An impressive, proud looking wader with particularly fine summer plumage which migrates south from its northern breeding grounds from July to October, returning for the summer from late February through April.
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