Far Eastern Curlew
Distribution / Range
Breed in northeastern Asia, including Siberia to Kamchatka, and Mongolia, and winter in coastal Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
This large shorebird has a wingspan of about 43 inches (110 cm).
The plumage is mostly brown-plumaged; except the head and the long neck are a streaked dark brown; and the chin and throat are whitish. The tail is greyish-brown with a narrow dark band. There is fine dark-brown streaking on the chest and foreneck, which turns to wider streaks and barring on the foreflanks.
The dark brown eyes are surrounded by white eye-rings. The long, down-curved bill is dark-brown with a flesh-colored base. The legs and feet are bluish-grey.