Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) - HBW 3, p. 505
French: Courlis à long bec
Spanish: Zarapito Americano
Taxonomy: Numenius americanus Bechstein, 1812, New York.
Race parvus formerly labelled occidentalis; type specimen of latter lost. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- parvus Bishop, 1910 - SC British Columbia E to S Manitoba, and S to California and South Dakota; winters from California and Louisiana S to Mexico.
- americanus Bechstein, 1812 - Nevada E to South Dakota and S through Utah and NW Oklahoma to N Texas; winters from California, and Texas S to Mexico and Guatemala.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A bird walking on a wetland, close to a Marbled Godwit, running with open wings and shaking the plumage. Locality Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (ssp parvus)
Josep del Hoyo 17 August 2012 31 weeks ago 27 sec 3.8
An adult bird walking on the ground and feeding, while Barn Swallows are flying around Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp parvus)
Don DesJardin 31 July 2001 5 years ago 21 sec 3.7
A bird walking and feeding on a beach, against the light. Locality Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (ssp parvus)
Josep del Hoyo 17 August 2012 31 weeks ago 29 sec 3.5
A bird on a wetland, flapping the wings and resting on one leg. Locality Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (ssp parvus)
Josep del Hoyo 17 August 2012 31 weeks ago 21 sec 3.5
A bird preening Locality San Blas, Nayarit State, Mexico (Northern)
Eldert Groenewoud 28 February 2007 5 years ago 17 sec 3.5
A group in the water together with other waterbirds Locality La Antigua, Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern)
Josep del Hoyo 7 October 2006 5 years ago 42 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 22 photos
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)looking for food in an evaporation pond of a salt work
Locality Salinas Grandes, León Department, Nicaragua
Manfred Bienert 4 December 2011 31 weeks ago 3.8
An adult in flight
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 8 December 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Long-billed curlew feeding
Locality University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Justin Watts 11 November 2010 2 years ago 3.8
Long-billed Curlew working the grass in the Sand Hills of Nebraska.
Locality Sand Hills, Nebraska, USA (United States)
Mike Ross 22 May 2011 1 year ago 3.5
Male - standing in a stubble field near a farm
Locality Pambrun, Saskatchewan, Canada
Blair Wainman 2 May 2010 3 years ago 3.4
A bird standing.
Locality Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 24 August 1991 19 weeks ago 3.3
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