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Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) - HBW 3, p. 502

French: Courlis nain German: Zwergbrachvogel Spanish: Zarapito Chico
Other common names: Little Whimbrel

Taxonomy: Numenius minutus Gould, 1841, New South Wales.
Forms superspecies with N. borealis, with which formerly considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: N & C Yakutia, from S slopes of Putorana Mts E to R Anabar, and Verkhoyansk and Cherski Mts on upper R Yana and R Indigirka as far E as R Anyuy, along Siberian coast. Winters in New Guinea and Australia.