Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew
Photo credit: Jimmy Jackson
-Numerinus americanu-

Large North American shorebird. Cinnamon brown above, buff below, long neck, small head, very long downward-curving bill. Often feeds in flocks probing mud and sand with its bill. Bill of female much larger than male. Commonly found on fields and dry prairie as well as mudflats. Some present in our area all year. Fairly common but declining. Breeds in grasslands of west-central North America. World population 20,000 birds.

Length: 23-inches
Wingspan: 35-inches
Weight: 1.3-pounds