Bristle-thighed Curlew

Numenius tahitiensis

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

BTCU

Code 6

NUMTAH

ITIS

HEAD

Bristle-thighed Curlew Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Tan and brown.
  • Forehead Color: Buff and brown.
  • Nape Color: White and light brown.
  • Throat Color: Pale brown to cream.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Bristle-thighed Curlew Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-46 cm (17-18 in)
  • Weight: 553 g (19.5 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Pale brown; breast streaked with brown.
  • Upperparts: Pale brown, rust-brown and brown.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Bristle-thighed Curlew Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 81-86 cm (32-34 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Rust-brown and brown bars.
  • Under Tail: Pale brown
  • Leg Color: Blue-gray
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