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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
Good shot and description :-)

Im from the Netherlands. We have the Numenius arquata (or "Wulp" in Dutch), animal looks and behaves very similar. Always a pleasure to see them (it´s a common sight here, bird habitat protection is very big thing here, and has been for a long time) Happy
1 decade ago
Comment by: Captain America
Photographer Congratulation


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CategoryNature
Uptime1 decade
Submited:03.10.2006
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