LONG-BILLED CURLEW Numenius americanus


Far easier to see than the previous species, this is the regular curlew of North America, and is common over much of Western USA and Canada. Not a long-distance migrant, wintering on southern coasts as far as Honduras. Although there are records of vagrancy the furthest is Venezuela, so a Palearctic appearence is unlikely. Easy to see where it got its name, the range of bill lengths overlaps several other species but it does boast the longest of all.


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