Description: The largest sandpiper, larger than a crow, the Curlew is similar to the Whimbrel, differing by a relatively long bill (2/3 of the head’s length). There are no clear-lined longitudinal bars on the nape, and the overall coloration tone is a touch of rufous. The length is 50-60 cm.

Habitat: This rare species nests in vast flood plains, grassy and mossy swamps with dry ridges and islets. The Curlew is in both the RF and Regional Red Lists.

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