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Birds - Long-billed Curlew
Class:Aves Order:Charadriiformes Family:Scolopacidae Genus:Numenius

Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus. The Long-billed Curlew is North America's largest shorebird, growing up to two (2) feet long with an almost three (3) foot wing span. The bird is named for its very long bill, which is even longer on the female than the male. They eat small waterlife, insects and even eggs. The Curlew has a pretty interesting courtship dance, they lay their eggs in groups of four and both parents are active in watching the young. Long-billed Curlew photographed by John McConnell.

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 Long-billed Curlew Photograph
 Long-billed Curlew Photograph

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