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Curlew Sandpiper Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris ferruginea
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast and Rivers
Description : The Curlew Sandpiper is a small shorebird with a long, slender, down-curved bill (adult bird length approximately 20 cm, weight 45 g, wing 13 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 3 cm, tail 5 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks greyish-brown from above and white from below. It has a prominent white supercilium. It feeds on worms and other tiny invertebrates. The curlew sandpiper breeds from June to late August. The male performs aerial displays during courtship. Nesting occurs at the edge of marshes or pools, or on dry patches of tundra. The average clutch size is 3.8 eggs, laid daily. The female incubates the eggs for 19-20 days, and then cares for the chicks for 14-16 days.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Frans Vandewalle (iNaturalist user);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.