Bird Easten Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)

J.K.M

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Scientific Name: Numenius madagascariensis

Common Name: Eastern Curlew

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

Other Names: Far Eastern Curlew, Curlew, Australian Curlew and Sea Curlew.

Distribution: All Australian states

Habitat: Intertidal mudflats and sandflats, estuaries, bays, harbours and lagoons.

Field Notes: Largest wader found in Australia; long down-curved bill - female's bill is generally longer than the male's, dark brown and streaked wader, long neck, long legs.

Photos By JKM - February 2012 - Location: Georgetown, Tasmania.

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Great pic JKM.... a whole flock at that!! Will be looking forward to closeups whoever manages to capture them.
 
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