Bristle-thighed Curlew

Other Names: none

Distribution: Yukon River and Seward Peninsula of Alaska in summer; winters in Hawaii and other South Pacific islands.

Bristle-thighed Curlew distribution range map

Description:

Size: 40-44 cm in length with a 82-88 cm wingspan. Females are slightly larger than males.

Plumage: Upper body and throat are dark brown with light brown spots, while the underside is a uniform off-white. The tawny crown is offset by a black horizontal eyestripe. Tail feathers are tawny to rust-brown. The legs are dark gray and the long downward-curving beak is pale with a black tip. Eyes are black with a light brown eye ring.

Species image
Bristle-thighed Curlew

Bristle-thighed Curlew

Bill Shape
curved
dagger
Regions
alaska
aleutians
british columbia
california
hawaii
oregon
washington
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
coasts
Grasslands
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable