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Little Curlew

Numenius minutus

An uncommon Asian shorebird, smallest of the curlews. Closely related to the nearly-extinct Eskimo Curlew, and like that species it forages in grassy fields more often than on shores or mudflats. Stray migrants, far off-course, have been found a few times in California and Alaska.
Family Sandpipers
An uncommon Asian shorebird, smallest of the curlews. Closely related to the nearly-extinct Eskimo Curlew, and like that species it forages in grassy fields more often than on shores or mudflats. Stray migrants, far off-course, have been found a few times in California and Alaska.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Multiple calls, including a whistled, musical quee-dlee.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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