Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) - HBW 3, p. 502
French: Courlis nain
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird foraging on a wetland Locality Iwahig, Palawan, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 1 May 2007 8 years ago 33 sec 4.6
Little Curlew, adult bird feeding in stubble field. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 8 May 2010 5 years ago 1 min 56 sec 4.5
Little Curlew, adult migrant bird, feeding in stubble field. Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 8 May 2010 5 years ago 1 min 44 sec 4.4
A preening bird in a field. Locality Lakefield National Park, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 December 2014 8 weeks ago 27 sec 4
A somewhat wary bird in a field, gaping due to avoid heat stress (listen for the call of a congener somewhere in the middle of t Locality Lakefield National Park, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 December 2014 8 weeks ago 36 sec 4
A bird feeding on the ground Locality Archerfield Airport, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
Tom Tarrant 31 October 1994 11 years ago 30 sec 4
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Little Curlew, front
Locality Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 28 December 2013 1 year ago 4.2
The little curlew (Numenius minutus) is a wader in the large bird family Scolopacidae. It is a very small curlew, which breeds i
Locality Bali (Indonesia)
Rusman Budi Prasetyo 15 November 2015 23 weeks ago 4
Flock in flight over mudflat near Olio River mouth.
Locality Kupang Bay, Kupang Regency, West Timor (Indonesia), Timor, Lesser Sundas
DrColinTrainor 26 September 2010 2 years ago 3.9
bird in grassy field
Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 8 May 2010 4 years ago 3.7
A bird in flight.
Locality Yangkouzhen, Rudong, Jiangsu, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 26 April 2015 46 weeks ago 3.5
Well camouflaged bird on stony estuary
Locality Lurang, Wetar, Lesser Sundas
DrColinTrainor 5 October 2008 2 years ago 3.5