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Long-billed Curlew

Numenius americanus

Long-billed Curlew
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Length: 23 in. (58 cm)
This large shorebird forms small flocks in the winter and occurs in grassy meadows, flooded fields, mud flats and pond edges. They use their long bills to probe into soft mud for crustaceans, molluscs and insects, but in upland areas they use it to catch insects, frogs, eggs, nestling birds, and occasionally berries. During the summer they move to dry upland prairies and grassland areas, and the nest of grass and dirt is placed on the ground in a low area or on the slope of a hill. The four-digit banding code is LBCU.
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Female
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Grasslands
Grasslands

Mudflat
Mudflat

Agricultural
Agricultural

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Male
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Male
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