Numenius madagascariensis

Species: Numenius madagascariensis

English Name: Eastern Curlew

Chinese Name: 大杓鷸

Family: Scolopacidae


This large curley (53-66 cm long) is very similar to Eurasian Curlew which it is distinguished by the longer bill, darker plumage and, in flight, its dark lower back and rump. In the summer, the plumage have rusty tones.  It occurs in Macao as a passage migrant.

© 2012 Hiyashi Haka

© 2012 Hiyashi Haka

© 2009 Dick Daniels

© 2009 Dick Daniels

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– Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Institute for Endangered Animals. (2010). Birds of Macao. Macao, SAR: Author.