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Eurasian Curlew

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[[Image:Eurasian_Curlew.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Gallus]] [[Image:Eurasian_Curlew.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Gallus]]
-==Description== 
Location: Kingairloch Scottish Highlands Location: Kingairloch Scottish Highlands
==Identification== ==Identification==
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 +==Distribution==
A widespread and generally common bird in the Region, breeds in the British Isles (except east and south-east England), discontinuously from France east to Poland, throughout coastal and lowland Scandinavia, the Baltic States and across Russia between about 48� and 64�N. Southern limits are the Pyrenees, Alps and the Black Sea. A widespread and generally common bird in the Region, breeds in the British Isles (except east and south-east England), discontinuously from France east to Poland, throughout coastal and lowland Scandinavia, the Baltic States and across Russia between about 48� and 64�N. Southern limits are the Pyrenees, Alps and the Black Sea.
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Vagrant north to Jan Mayen, Bear Island and south to Canaries, Azores and Cape Verde Islands. Vagrant north to Jan Mayen, Bear Island and south to Canaries, Azores and Cape Verde Islands.
- +==Taxonomy==
- +==Habitat==
-Habitat Breeds in wet grassland and meadows, drier parts of marshes, farmland, heaths and moorland. In winter mainly coastal, on estuaries and sandy shores, saltmarshes, on coastal grasslands and to a lesser extent, on inland wetlands.+Breeds in wet grassland and meadows, drier parts of marshes, farmland, heaths and moorland. In winter mainly coastal, on estuaries and sandy shores, saltmarshes, on coastal grasslands and to a lesser extent, on inland wetlands.
 +==Behaviour==
==Bird Song== ==Bird Song==
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Revision as of 23:57, 15 July 2007

Numenius arquata
Photo by Gallus
Photo by Gallus

Location: Kingairloch Scottish Highlands

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Identification

Distribution

A widespread and generally common bird in the Region, breeds in the British Isles (except east and south-east England), discontinuously from France east to Poland, throughout coastal and lowland Scandinavia, the Baltic States and across Russia between about 48� and 64�N. Southern limits are the Pyrenees, Alps and the Black Sea.

Resident in Ireland, parts of coastal Britain, Brittany, coastal Netherlands and south-west Sweden. Elsewhere a summer visitor, present April-August. In winter found in southern Iceland, throughout the British Isles and much of western and southern Europe, Turkey and North Africa. Has bred in Spain and occasionally does so elsewhere out of main range including very small numbers in Italy.

Vagrant north to Jan Mayen, Bear Island and south to Canaries, Azores and Cape Verde Islands.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Breeds in wet grassland and meadows, drier parts of marshes, farmland, heaths and moorland. In winter mainly coastal, on estuaries and sandy shores, saltmarshes, on coastal grasslands and to a lesser extent, on inland wetlands.

Behaviour

Bird Song


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