Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) - HBW 3, p. 504
French: Courlis cendré
German: Großer Brachvogel
Spanish: Zarapito Real
Other common names: Common Curlew
Taxonomy: Scolopax Arquata Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Racial variation clinal; W populations of orientalis have on occasion been separated as race sushkini. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) - British Is and France across W Europe (N to Arctic Circle) and E to R Volga and Urals; winters from Iceland and British Is S to Mediterranean and NW Africa, and E to Persian Gulf and W India.
- orientalis C. L. Brehm, 1831 - R Volga and Urals E through C Russia and N Kazakhstan to C Manchuria; winters in W, E & S Africa, and from S Caspian Sea S to Persian Gulf and E through S Asia to E China and S Japan, and S to Philippines and Greater Sundas.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 48 videos
Foraging on mudflat Locality Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Bob Thompson 22 January 2012 2 years ago 8 min 42 sec 4.8
A bird feeding at the seashore Locality Santoña Marsh Natural Reserve, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain
Javier Ortas 11 December 2007 5 years ago 31 sec 4.7
A bird feeding Locality Camargue, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Pascal Vagner 18 August 2013 1 year ago 37 sec 4.5
Adult calling while feeding Locality Loch of Spiggie, Mainland, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Great Britain
Pascal Vagner 18 July 2013 1 year ago 45 sec 4.5
Near Dülmen - Merfeld an adult Bird calling. Locality Merfelder Bruch, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Christian Wiesmann 26 March 2012 1 year ago 1 min 40 sec 4.5
Foraging on mudbank Locality Hong Kong Wetland Park, Hong Kong
Bob Thompson 13 February 2007 2 years ago 2 min 35 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 70 photos
migrating bird resting on lake
Locality Zagreb County, Croatia (ssp arquata)
spiljar 29 September 2011 1 year ago 4.4
King of meadows.
Locality Biebrza Marshes, Podlaskie Province, Poland
Paweł Wacławik 3 May 2009 1 year ago 4.4
Two heads better than one
Locality Al Wakrah Beach, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 16 May 2011 3 years ago 4.4
It is a winter visitor of Hong Kong. It was found at Mai Po mud flat in huge flock.
Locality Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, Hong Kong
Pikhar_Ho 27 January 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Grosser Brachvogel (Numenius arquata arquata)
Locality Switzerland (ssp arquata)
lambrigger 8 weeks ago 4.3
Curlew "on the rocks"
Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands
Rob Belterman 10 February 2012 2 years ago 4.3
Perhaps alarm call Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 1995 4 years ago 3
Calls of a few birds taking flight from salt marsh Locality Terrington Marsh, Norfolk, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 5 years ago 3
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A bird calling in flight (use headphones) Locality Gressholmen Island, Oslo Fjord, Oslo & Akershus, Norway
Eric Roualet 30 April 2011 1 year ago 0