Little Curlew

Numenius minutus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

LICU

Code 6

NUMMIN

ITIS

HEAD

Little Curlew Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Brown with dark pupil.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Brown-black with buff center stripe.
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Pale brown and brown streaks.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Little Curlew Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-36 cm (12-14 in)
  • Weight: 351 g (12.4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff breast with brown streaks; white belly.
  • Upperparts: Mottled brown.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Little Curlew Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Finely streaked
  • Upper Tail: Brown with paler bars.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Pale pink to blue gray.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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