Curlew

Numenius arquata

Curlew

Length:

50cm to 60cm

Wingspan:

80cm to 100cm

Weight:

575g to 1000g

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.

Other birds in the Sandpipers, snipes and phalaropes family