Eurasian Curlew
Numenius arquata

– very large wader, slightly smaller than Mallard, extremely long bill
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates in small to large flocks in formation
– very vocal

BIF552_MPU_I1Q4027_120827_ecurl-1_d_cuxhaven
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF0552, 27/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF553_MPU_I1Q3985_120827_ecurl-1_d_cuxhaven
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF0553, 27/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF554_MPU_I1Q4012_120827_ecurl-1_d_cuxhaven
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF0554, 27/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF598_MPU_I1Q7978_150701_ecurl-1-AD_d_ruegen
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, AD
BIF0598, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF599_MPU_PMA2896_101026_ecurl-FL-AD-JUV_d_leipzig
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, AD, 1W
BIF0599, 26/10/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF600_MPU_I1Q7993_150701_ecurl-1-AD_d_ruegen
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, AD
BIF0600, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF634_MPU_PMA2899_101026_ecurl-FL_d_leipzig
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF0633, 26/10/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF0634, 26/10/2010, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF1118, 14/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF1119, 14/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF1120, 14/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF1121, 14/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata
BIF1122, 14/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Mathias Putze

voice:
– utter a variety of calls during migration
– calls also quite variable
– most often heard is a drawn-out call of 0,4-0,8s length usually consisting
of a broadband initial-element, a piping sustained centre part and a
distinct voice break toward the last quarter of the call
– alternating, bird utter shorter variants of the same call as series
– the 1st harmonic’s centre is at around 1,7-1,8kHz


Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata orientalis, calls during migration
Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus passerina

BIF1123, 11/05/2011, Astrakhanka, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls during migration
BIF1124, 01/08/2013, Seelhausener See, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
BIF0622, 24/08/2014, Goulven, France, Michèle Peron


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
BIF0789, 21/08/2013, Plouezoch, France, Michèle Peron


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
– overview –
BIF2758, 22/07/2019, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke



Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
– detail –
BIF2758, 22/07/2019, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
BIF2757, 22/07/2019, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius p. phaeopus, calls in flight
BIF2756, 22/07/2019, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata, calls in flight
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius p. phaeopus, calls in flight
BIF2757, 22/07/2019, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Eurasian Whimbrel (a) (v)

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