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Long-billed Curlew Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Large, long-legged shorebird with a very long, thin curved bill. It has a heavy football-shaped body, a long neck, and a small round head.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Whimbrel, smaller than a Great Egret.

    Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 19.7-25.6 in (50-65 cm)
      • Weight: 17.3-33.5 oz (490-950 g)
      • Wingspan: 24.4-35.0 in (62-89 cm)