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  Little Curlew (Numenius minutus)

Little Curlew | Numenius minutus photo
Little Curlew

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Little Curlew | Numenius minutus photo
Close-up of Little Curlew,

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LITTLE CURLEW FACTS

distribution map showing range of Numenius minutus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Numenius
Species:minutus
Common Name:Little Curlew

Relatives in same Genus
  Eastern Curlew (N. madagascariensis)
  Whimbrel (N. phaeopus)