Thursday, March 22, 2012

Long-billed Curlew, 44/50

One of my favorites! I found this one @ Fort De Soto Park just this past weekend and the one below in Feb @ Bunche Beach, both locations on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The Long-billed Curlew is usually solitary, and uses his bill to probe deep into the mud, bringing up prey to the surface.

Extremely large, with an extraordinarily long bill. Plain buffy-brown overall, lacking dark crown-stripes of the Whimbrel.








3 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful bird! That is bill is amazing!!

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  2. Great shots....thanks for sharing!

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