Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Eurasian Curlew

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands in the coastal regions. It is migratory, breeding in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Latvia, and Scandinavia during April-August in pairs, and congregate in groups for wintering in Malaysia, India, Iraq, Turkey, and Namibia during July-November Vietnam (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:   

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from breeding habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala2
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1451172
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total14711173
BirdLife International 2017. Numenius arquata . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693190A117917038. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22693190A117917038.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Curlew. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/numenius-arquata, accessed 2024/06/25.