Long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus)

It is a large North American shorebird. This species breeds in central and western North America, migrating to the south and to the coast during the winter.


High plains and pastures. In winter, also farmlands, plains formed by the tide and marshes. The breeding habitat consists mainly of native arid grasslands and sagebrush meadows; Long-billed curlew may prefer areas somewhat humid and low places that offer better feeding to the young. It can nest in grasslands that are not very grassy and, rarely, in agricultural fields. During migration and winter, it often inhabits farmland, swamps and marshes, as well as grassland.


Mainly insects. In grasslands, it feeds mostly on insects, including beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars, and many others; It also feeds on spiders, toads, and sometimes the eggs and young of other birds. Sometimes it consumes a lot of berries. In coastal areas, it also feeds on crabs, crayfish, mollusks, marine worms, and other large invertebrates.

Migratory bird most likely to be seen during winter.


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