Long-billed Curlew Photo Gallery
What does the Long-billed Curlew look like?
Long-billed Curlews are large shorebirds. They have black eyes, a very long downward curved slender bill and lanky gray legs. Their backs, wings and tail feathers are brown with black bars, and their chests are a plain light brown.
Long-billed Curlew Habitat
Long-billed Curlew Facts
Long-billed Curlews are North America's largest shorebird. They mate in the meadows and grasslands of the mid-west and Great Basin. Both males and females incubate eggs, however the female deserts the nest a few weeks after hatching, leaving the brood to the male. That said, the same male and female often mate again the next breeding season. Females have longer flatter bills than males with a harder downward curve at the tip.