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The Curlew is the largest wading bird with a long curved bill. It has mottled brown plumage.
They have blue legs.
They eat worms shellfish and shrimps.
They are 50 to 60cm in length
They have a wingspan of around 80 to 100cm.
They weigh in at 575 to 1000g for a female
with the smaller males averaging 770g.
There are 66,000 pairs breeding in the uk.
They are in decline and are on the red list.