Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

EUCU

Code 6

NUMARQ

ITIS

HEAD

Eurasian Curlew Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Brown streaked.
  • Nape Color: Brown streaked.
  • Throat Color: Brown streaked.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Eurasian Curlew Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 56 cm (22 in)
  • Weight: 907-1360 g (32-48 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Pale brown and brown streaked.
  • Upperparts: Pale and medium brown.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded, Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Eurasian Curlew Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Has relatively slow wingbeats reminescent of a gull, wings quivered in shallow gliding courtship flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 89-106 cm (35-41.7 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown and white.
  • Under Tail: Brown and white.
  • Leg Color: Blue-gray
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