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Curlews have the

longest bill of any

North American bird


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The largest member of the Sandpipers, the Curlew

Curlews are large, long-legged shorebirds, buff in color with varying
amounts of black markings on the back and wings.

Curlews have long decurved beaks.

Genders are similar.

Curlews are the largest members of the sandpiper family.

Sizes range from 11 to 23.6 inches, much of this length is bill.

The curlew makes a nonstop flight between breeding grounds. Some
of the godwits and ibises are called curlews.

Picture Curlews

Curlews are of the family Scolopacidae, order Charadriiformes.

Types of North American Curlews Include:

Bristle Thighed Curlew
Eskimo Curlew
Eurasian Curlew
Far Eastern Curlew
Long Billed Curlew

See Also:

Index of North American Birds

North American Shorebirds


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