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Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Curlew

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Numenius arquata (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Curlew. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/972/Numenius-arquata
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