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Bird Species of the World's Boreal Forests

MAMMALS

   
Numenius phaeopus
Hudsonian Curlew
"Whimbrel"

Description

Hudsonian Curlew Distinguishing Features - Large-sized shorebird. Overall colouration: brownish with darker upperparts; dark stripe through eye and along top of head; paler underparts; bill, slender, curved downward shorter than that of the Long-billed Curlew.

Habitat

Alaska, northwestern Canadian Arctic and northeastern Manitoba; occasionally Great Lakes and Maritimes (migration); nests in mossy tundra to upland hills; in migration, tidal mud flats, beaches and sparsely vegetated marshes.

Diet

Aquatic prober/gleaner: small crustaceans, minnows, earthworms, aquatic insets and larvae; also seeds and berries.




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