Eurasian Curlew
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Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Curlew - Photograph by Ron Saldino

Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) is a scarce passage migrant found in the wetlands of Haryana, India.

Size: 57 cm.    Order: CICONIIFORMES     Family: Tringinae     Local Name: Bada Gulinda or Goar

Identification: Sexes alike. An unmistakable wader, with long slender and strongly down-curved, dark brown bill and bluish gray legs; plumage brown and buff. The bill is almost 6 inches long.

Habitat: Found on large lakes and mudflats. Keeps singly or in small flocks. It start arriving in North India by October and departs by April. Scarce winter migrant to whole of India.

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