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|Eurasian Curlew (EN)|
Courlis cendré (FR)
Numenius arquata (Lat)
The Eurasian Curlew breeds across temperate Europe and Asia. This is the largest wader in its range, at 50–60 cm (20–24 in) in length, with an 89–106 cm (35–42 in) wingspan and a body weight of 410–1,360 g (0.90–3.0 lb.). Males and females look identical, but the bill is longest in the adult female. The only similar species over most of the Curlew's range is the Whimbrel (N. phaeopus). This is a migratory species over most of its range.
EURASIAN CURLEW IN THE NETHERLANDS:
In Nederland zijn wulpen het hele jaar aan te treffen. Vogels die in Nederland broeden, overwinteren zuidelijker. In de winter verblijven hier vogels uit Rusland en Scandinavië en mogelijk een klein aantal dat hier ook broedde.
- It looks the legs are in the snow, but the curlew is in a brook going from left to the right. The brook is not to be seen as the snow in front and behind is of the same color. The snow in front is out of focus and therefore the legs disappear that way.
- I tried to un-center the pic, but I eventually posted the original as all of the crops ended up into something less satisfying.
Thank you for looking,
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Oh this is so precious, if you didn't tell us never would know there was a brook there! This is my first viewing of a Curlew and it's striking with the snow as a background, bringing out the detailed feathers. LOVE the POV TFS!
Eccellente cattura di Chiurlo fotografato con un’ottima nitidezza e buoni dettagli stupendi i colori naturali,molto bella complimenti.
Grazie della condivisione.
very nice portrait of this curlew. Like it very much!!