Eskimo Curlew

The Eskimo Curlew is one of eight species of curlew, and is classed with them in the genus Numenius. It was formerly placed in the separate genus Mesoscolopax. Numenius is classed in the family Scolopacidae. Other species in that family include woodcocks, phalaropes, snipes, and sandpipers. Scolopacidae is a Charadriiform lineage. >:)

The Eskimo Curlew is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Eskimo Curlew or Northern Curlew (Numenius borealis) is a medium-sized New World shorebird. It is severely endangered and could possibly be extinct. Contents - * 1 Taxonomy * 2 Description * 3 Distribution and habitat * 4 Ecology and behavior * 4.1 Diet * 4. More

Eskimo Curlews were about 12 or 13 inches in length. Adults had long dark greyish legs and a long bill curved slightly downwards. The upperparts were mottled brown and the underparts were light brown. They showed cinnamon wing linings in flight. They were similar in appearance to the Hudsonian Curlew, the American subspecies of the Whimbrel, but smaller in size. In the field, the only certain way to distinguish the Eskimo Curlew are its unbarred undersides of the primaries (Townsend, 1933). More

Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealis WatchList 2007 Status: More

Eskimo Curlews collected near the Anderson River, Northwest Territories, 1862-1866 Appendix 2 - Records of Eskimo Curlews on the Labrador coast, 1770-1786, from George Cartwright's diary Appendix 3 - Excerpts on curlews from "The Sportsman's Gazetteer and General Guide" by Charles Hallock, 1877 Appendix 4 - Current common names More

Breeding Biology: Eskimo Curlew nests have been found only in the Northwest Territories, although the species almost certainly bred in Alaska and possibly in eastern Siberia and on some of the Canadian Arctic Islands. In the vicinity of the Anderson River, NWT, MacFarlane collected information on 38 nestings of the Eskimo Curlew of which parts of at least 28 sets of eggs apparently reached the Smithsonian (Appendix 1). More

the Eskimo curlew that has shared a similar fate. The Eskimo curlew is one of North America's rarest birds and may be extinct. It is a large shorebird, approximately 11 inches long, with a thin, slightly decurved bill. It is predominantly brown above, fading to buff on the breast and abdomen. The chin and throat are not streaked, but the sides of the head and neck, chest and upper breast have narrow dark streaks that change to broad V- or Y-shaped markings on the flanks. More

Eskimo Curlew - Definition = Eskimo Curlew Conservation status: Critical Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae Genus: Numenius Species: borealis Binomial name More

The lesson from the Eskimo curlew is simply that species considered common and numerous can become extinct or rare in a very short time span. The Eskimo curlew population crash mirrors the passenger pigeon. Both were abundant but neither could withstand the human pressures of habitat change and unregulated market hunting of the late 1800s. More

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The Eskimo curlew has warm brown feathers with white speckles. Cinnamon-colored feathers line the undersides of their wings. They have long, dark green, dark brown, or dark grey-blue legs and are about 12 inches in length. More

* 6 The Eskimo Curlew in popular culture * 7 Notes * 8 References * 9 External links Taxonomy - Long-billed Curlew, Hudsonian Curlew, and Eskimo Curlew.EnlargeLong-billed Curlew, Hudsonian Curlew, and Eskimo Curlew. The Eskimo Curlew is one of eight species of curlew, and is classed with them in the genus Numenius. More

Eskimo Curlew in over 40 years. There are occasional reports of sightings which allows for the possibility that a small population still exists, but most authorities believe it is extinct. In the 1800's huge flocks of Eskimo Curlew were a common sight, but when the Passenger Pigeon disappeared, hunters turned to the Eskimo Curlew to fill the market niche. The demand for economical meat was high. More

Eskimo Curlew: Three Strikes in the Wink of an Eye Until the 1870s, immense flocks of Eskimo Curlews migrating in fall through the Canadian Maritime provinces and New England fattened up on blueberries and fruits of other heathland shrubs before heading south over the Atlantic Ocean to South America. Similarly sized flocks en route north in the spring fed upon grasshoppers and other insects in the Great Plains. More

Features: The Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) is now considered to be virtually extinct. This small brown member of the Sandpiper Family was very difficult to distinguish in the field from the Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus), in spite of the Curlew's smaller size, thinner, less downcurved bill, and lack of a well-defined crown stripe. Huge flocks of these shorebirds, fattened from a summer's feeding on berries and insects in the remote north, migrated to South American wintering grounds by way of the Mississippi Valley flyway and Atlantic coast. More

The Eskimo Curlew is currently rated as Critically Endangered. The 1980s was the last time that this species of bird was reliably recorded. While this bird species was once abundant, it has declined at a rapid rate due to habitat loss and hunting. It is not yet believed to be completely extinct. The Eskimo Curlew was known to breed in the Northwest Territories in Canada and migrate to Central America during the winter. More

Eskimo Curlew, Numenius borealis The Eskimo curlew is the rarest bird in Canada More

Before the arrival of European settlers, the Eskimo Curlew was one of the most abundant shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere. By the late 1880s, the Eskimo Curlew had disappeared almost completely. It is now feared extinct. Its plight serves as a tragic example of the devastating potential of human impact upon the environment. Range & Distribution A denizen of the far north, the Eskimo Curlew is known to have bred in at least two locations within Canada's northwest territories. More

Eskimo curlews are medium-sized shorebirds that closely resemble their slightly larger relative, the whimbrel. Eskimo curlews are about 12 inches long and have a slightly downcurved bill. They are dark, rich cinnamon in color and have solid (rather than barred) primary feathers. Habitats and Habits Although called a shorebird, this was a species of grasslands and tundra. Flocks of spring migrants once fed on insect eggs on the prairie grasslands of North America. More

The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis) is only known to have bred in two small, treeless areas in Canada's Northwest Territories, but is likely to have bred more widely there and possibly in the Yukon, Alaska and Siberia as well . In autumn it migrated across a large swath of northern and eastern Canada, and New England (especially Massachusetts) to pampas of Argentina. More

migration, the eskimo curlew is a long-legged wading bird resembling a whimbrel. Measuring 12-14 inches (30-36 cm) in length and weighing 1 pound (.45 kg), adults are mottled brown on the back, with a white throat and yellowish-buff undersides. A buff-white eyebrow divides the dark crown from the eyeline and the bill is thin, curving downward over its 2 inch length. Cinnamon colored wing linings are visible in flight and the stilt-like legs are dark green to blackish-gray. More

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The Eskimo Curlew bred on the treeless tundra of the arctic and subarctic of Canada and Alaska and wintered in the grasslands of southern South America. With a population once presumed in the hundreds of thousands, it declined suddenly between the 1870s and 1890s; sightings of the species in the 20th Century have been very rare, with 4 birds reported from Argentina in 1990 and at least 4 apparently reliable reports since 1987 along the Texas coast. More

Eskimo curlews was severely diminished during the 19th century, when the birds were killed by market gunners. The least curlew (N. minimus), of eastern Asia, is only 30 cm (12 inches) long. In the long-billed curlew (N. americanus), a western North American counterpart of the Eurasian curlew, the bill alone is about 20 cm (8 inches) long. The eastern curlew (N. More

Eskimo Curlew determination Similar species Scolopacidae Bairds Sandpiper | Bar-Tailed Godwit | Black-Tailed Godwit | Broad-Billed Sandpiper | Buff-Breasted Sandpiper | Curlew | Curlew Sandpiper | Dunlin | Eskimo Curlew | Great Knot | Great Snipe | Greater Yellowlegs | Green Sandpiper | Greenshank | Grey Phalarope | Grey-tailed Tattler | Hudsonian Godwit | More

The Eskimo Curlew is one of the most elusive birds in North America. This small shorebird is about the size of a pigeon. The Eskimo Curlew has a mottled brown crown and a brown eye stripe. Its upper parts are mottled brown. Its belly and breast are buff-coloured. Eskimo Curlews have long legs and a long, slightly downward-pointed bill. They are similar in size and colour to other shorebirds and are easily confused with whimbrels and the Little Curlew. More

Eskimo Curlew: Breeds in the far northern reaches of Canada then passes very swiftly through the Great Plains states to and from its wintering ground in South America. Breeding and Nesting Eskimo Curlew: Made simple scrape on ground on barren tundra where it laid four brown spotted, olive eggs. No information available on other aspects of its breeding cycle. Foraging and Feeding Eskimo Curlew: Probed for insects in grasses and soil. More

Browse: Home / Asides / Eskimo Curlew in the Netherlands? Eskimo Curlew in the Netherlands? - By Charlie • August 28, 2008 • 3 comments The curlew found in the Netherlands in June is provoking heated discussion - especially now that the Texan Eskimo Curlew photos of 1962 are being analysed by today’s experts. If you’re not subscribed to the ID Frontiers listserve clicking here will take you to the Archives. More

Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealis Order CHARADRIIFORMES – Family SCOLOPACIDAE Issue No. 347 Authors: Gill Jr., Robert E., Pablo Canevari, and Eve H. Iversen * Articles * Multimedia * References Courtesy Preview This Introductory article that you are viewing is a courtesy preview of the full life history account of this species. The remaining articles (Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, etc. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Numenius
Species : borealis
Authority : (Forster, 1772)