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Eastern Curlew

Numenius madagascariensis


Medium sized shorebird. Brown with less patterned underwing too other curlews. Distinctive long curved bill.


Wetlands and beaches.


Listed as Endangered on the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Great spotting...
Once I feel I am seeing a dream... !!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 12 years ago

Whoa! What a bill!

CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

Well worth the effort! Nice photo.

owheelj 12 years ago

Thanks :) I spent about an hour chasing these birds along the beach photographing them, so this was the best of many photos.

These birds are probably preparing to fly back down here from Russia now :)

arlanda 12 years ago

very nice picture

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Beautiful birds and beautiful pictue!

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Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jan 25, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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