Phil Pearce

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Curlew

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The Curlew

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“Numenius Arquata”

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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.

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They are 50 to 60cm in length with 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.

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