Far Eastern Curlew

Other Names:

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.

Comparison between Eurasian (1 left) and Far Eastern Curlews (2 right)

Description

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. 

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Far Eastern Curlew

Far Eastern Curlew

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alaska
aleutians
british columbia
hawaii
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Marshes
Color
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
large
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable
Bird Species