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A Curlew walks on bare earth
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Curlew walks on bare earth
Image notes: A Curlew searches for food in the dry earth.
Species in Image: Curlew
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00837

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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