Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata - Courlis cendré

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Numenius

  • Species
    :

    arquata

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 60 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 80 à 100 cm.
  • Weight
    : 475 à 1360 g
Longevity

32 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Numenius arquata arquata (w, n and c Europe)
  • Numenius arquata orientalis (w and c Siberia to Manchuria)
  • Numenius arquata suschkini (w Kazakhstan to sw Siberia)

Foreign names

  • Courlis cendré,
  • Zarapito Real,
  • Maçarico-real,
  • Großer Brachvogel,
  • Nagy póling,
  • Wulp,
  • Chiurlo maggiore,
  • Storspov,
  • Storspove,
  • hvizdák veľký,
  • koliha velká,
  • Storspove,
  • kuovi,
  • Grootwulp,
  • becut eurasiàtic,
  • Fjöruspói,
  • kulik wielki,
  • (kuitala), kluite,
  • veliki škurh,
  • Большой кроншнеп,
  • Gajahan besar,
  • ダイシャクシギ,
  • 白腰杓鹬,
  • นกอีก๋อยใหญ่,
  • 大杓鷸〔白腰杓鷸〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Shrubland : Temperate ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Sand Dunes, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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