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Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) - HBW 3, p. 504

French: Courlis d'Alaska German: Borstenbrachvogel Spanish: Zarapito del Pacífico

Taxonomy: Scolopax tahitiensis Gmelin, 1789, Tahiti.

Distribution: W Alaska, from Seward Peninsula to Yukon Delta. Winters from Marshall and Hawaiian Is, S to Santa Cruz, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Marquesas, Tuamotu Is and Pitcairn I.