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EASTERN CURLEW (Numenius madagascariensis)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Eastern curlew

Rare regular visitor. Records to 1990 are listed. One specimen collected by John MacGillivray on 8 September 1853 and another in 1889 (Hindwood 1940; AM O.3214). One seen by Michael Sharland in December 1928 (Sharland 1929). McKean & Hindwood (1965 recorded three sightings between 1950 and 1965, but gave no details. These records included birds seen by Henry Williamson in March and April 1957 and by John McKean in November and December 1959 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). Seen by Norman Chaffer in January–February 1967 and in January 1968 (N. Chaffer diaries, AM). Seen by Doug Gibson in January 1971 (K.A. Hindwood papers, ML). Seen by Molly Crawford in February 1983 (Crawford 1983). Seen by Hutton on the Airstrip 22 November 1988.

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