Long-billed Curlew

Other Names:

Sicklebird, Candlestick Bird

Range:

The species can be found in central and western North America. Migrates south and tends to go towards the coastline.

Description:

Height is about 20 - 26 inches (50 - 65 cm).  The very long, down-curved bill measures 4.4 - 8.6 inches (11.3 - 21.9 cm). Males have a significantly shorter bill than females. The head is small and the neck long.  The neck and the plumage below are cinnamon-colored.  The crown is streaked with brown.

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Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew

Bill Shape
curved
dagger
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Sounds
screeching
Habitat
agricultural
mudflat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
buff
brown
Body Shape
long-legged
sandpiper
Size
large
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species