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Bristle-thighed Curlew

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Bristle-thighed Curlews are relatively common winter visitors to these shores (Pete Morris)

Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Numenius tahitiensis Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Scolopacidae Family
40-44 cm (Wingspan 82 - 88 cm  ) Length
Summer Dwarf shrub tundra. Winters marine intertidal, beeches, sand bars, mud flats & wetlands, marshes, bogs, lakes, pools, shrubland, heath. Below 350 m. Range follow link Habitat
greenish eggs with brown spots, laid in a hollow lined with moss. Incubation 25 days by both parents. Clutch
Flowers and berries, arthropods, molluscs, crabs, they use rocks to break open bird's eggs, Food  
The only tool using shorebird. See food. Habits
 2995 - TSN: 176604 - World Number
Vulnerable Status

Photo by Pete Morris © all rights reserved (Birdquest)

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Bristle-thighed Curlew Cody Porter Allen Creek United States Song and whining call XC82730

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AKA:- Czech: Koliha aljašská
Danish: Alaskaspove
German: Borstenbrachvogel
English: Bristle Thighed Curlew, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Otahiti Curlew
Spanish: Zarapito del Pacifico, Zarapito del Pacífico, Zarapito polinésico
Spanish (Chile): Zarapito polinésico
Estonian: alaska koovitaja
Finnish: Alaskankuovi
French: Courlis d'Alaska, Courlis de Tahiti
an: Kioea
Indonesian: Gajahan Tahiti
Italian: Chiurlo di Tahiti, Chiurlo setoloso
Japanese: Harimomo-chushaku-shigi, harimomochuushakushigi, Harimomo-chuushaku-shigi
Japanese: ハリモモチュウシャクシギ
Latin: Numenius tahitiensis, Phaeopus tahitiensis
Dutch: Zuidzeewulp, Zuidzee-wulp
Norwegian: Alaskaspove
Polish: kulik alaskanski, kulik alaskański
Russian: Таитянский кроншнеп
Slovak: hvizdák aljašský
Swedish: Alaskaspov
Chinese: 太平洋杓鹬


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