Curlews have the
longest bill of any
North American bird
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The largest member of the Sandpipers, the
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.
Curlews are of the family Scolopacidae, order Charadriiformes.
Types of North American Curlews Include:
Bristle Thighed Curlew
Far Eastern Curlew
Long Billed Curlew
Index of North
North American Shorebirds
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