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LITTLE CURLEW (Numenius minutus)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Little curlew

Vagrant. Eight records. First record at the Airstrip on 26 December 1978. Also seen in November 1984, February 1985, March 1989, March 1993, January 2001, March 2003, November 2011.

Length 300mm, wingspan 700mm, Bill 38-46mm, brownish, slightly decurved; plumage mainly buff, upperparts streaked and mottled dark brown; legs grey.

Breeds in Central and northern east Siberia and winters mainly in Australia, occasionally New Zealand and New Guinea records.

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