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 6 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 6 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 17 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 17 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 14 photos
Little Curlew, front
Locality Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 28 December 2013 1 year ago 4.2
Bird fossicking for invertabrates on grassed playing fields.
Locality Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia
Les George 21 October 2014 5 weeks ago 4
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 32 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 foraging in long grass early morning.
Locality Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia
Les George 23 October 2015 5 weeks ago 3.5