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A Curlew nests on the grass
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Curlew nests on the grass
Image notes: This would be taken in May when these birds are nesting. Chicks are sometimes moved a considerable distance to lower ground when they hatch.
Species in Image: Curlew
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00836

General details:  
Common Name Curlew
Latin Name Numenius arquata
Shetland Name Whaap
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Scolopacidae
Common Family Name Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
Description Common breeding bird. An estimated 2800 pairs nest on Moorland and croft 'outruns'. They are on their breeding territory in March, nesting in early May.
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