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    Long-billed Curlew

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    Long-billed Curlew

    Numenius americanus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
    Basic Description

    North America's largest shorebird, the Long-billed Curlew breeds in the grasslands of the Great Plains and Great Basin.

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    Other Names
    • Zarapito Pico Largo (Spanish)
    • Courlis à long bec (French)
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