Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) - HBW 3, p. 505

French: Courlis de Sibérie German: Isabellbrachvogel Spanish: Zarapito Siberiano
Other common names: Eastern/Australian/Long-billed/Red-rumped Curlew

Taxonomy: Scolopax madagascariensis Linnaeus, 1766, Madagascar; error = Macassar, Sulawesi.
Monotypic.

Distribution: E Siberia, from upper reaches of R Nizhnyaya Tunguska E through Verkhoyansk Mts to Kamchatka, and S to NE Mongolia, Manchuria and Ussuriland. Winters in Taiwan, Indonesia and New Guinea, but most birds migrate to Australia and a few reach New Zealand. Never recorded in Madagascar.