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Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis

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Believed to be extinct, with its last confirmed sighting in 1963, the Eskimo Curlew is very similar to the Whimbrel, but is smaller, with a shorter bill, plain underwings and lacks the Whimbrel’s distinct crown stripes. The Eskimo Curlew historically bred in western Canada and Alaska and wintered in the Argentine pampas. During migration, there were rare sightings in the Caribbean and on the Pacific coast.

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Recommended Citation

Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/eskcur