Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) - HBW 3, p. 503

French: Courlis esquimau German: Eskimobrachvogel Spanish: Zarapito Esquimal

Taxonomy: Scolopax borealis J. R. Forster, 1772, Fort Albany, Hudson Bay.
Forms superspecies with N. minutus, with which formerly regarded as conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: CN Canada, on S shore and inland of Amundsen Gulf along Coppermine R to Point L; possibly also N Alaska. Winters in Uruguay and Argentina and possibly also in Chile.

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