Species Details

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Far Eastern Curlew Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Numenius madagascariensis
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eastern Curlew
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Eastern Curlew is a large brown shore bird with an unusually long down-curved bill (adult bird length approximately 63 cm, weight 850 g). It looks entirely buffish-brown streaked with brown except for its whitish-buff belly and vent. It feeds on crabs, worms, annelids and molluscs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: David Bowden(www.inaturalist.org/people/David Bowden),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Tom Wulfmore information, please contact us.