Long-billed Curlew
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Long-billed Curlew

By ernieleo
Long-billed Curlew
(Numenius americanus)

Besides being the largest shorebirds in North America, Long-billed Curlews also hold the unfortunate distinction of being one of the most threatened shorebird species on the continent. These birds breed on the dry, native grasslands of the West, where they use their long, curved bills to feed on grasshoppers and other insects. Long-billed Curlews' small population size and negative population trends, combined with threats of habitat degradation on both their breeding and wintering grounds, make this species a very high conservation priority.

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1 decade ago
Comment by: PK
Such nice birds Happy
1 decade ago
Comment by: sed
Photographer Great photo Congratulation
1 decade ago
Comment by: Captain America
Congratulation
1 decade ago
Comment by: Alfa30
Wonderful capture!Happy
1 decade ago
Comment by: sed
Put this on my boss - ladys screen..... and she said to SED... Ah, A curlew!!!!! thats scary!! Grin Grin


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CategoryNature
Uptime1 decade
Submited:03.10.2006
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