9 Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis


On the 28th June I photographed a flock of Curlews Numenius
arquata
which flew up in front of me. At this time of the year
thousands of Curlews gather on the mudflats of Oostvoorne to
undergo a complete moult.
A tiny tawny-coloured Eskimo Curlew
Numenius borealis flew
amidst the birds I photographed. The last known picture of a
live Eskimo Curlew was taken in April 1962 in Texas by Don Bleitz.
There are no pictures known of live birds taken in Europe of this
now extremely rare species , in fact the last reported occurrence
in Europe dates from September 1887 when a bird was shot on
the Isles of Scilly, England.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Reaction: "Damn few and they're not all deid!"
 
 
                               Pictures of skins can be seen here: http://texasbirds.org/tbrc/eskimo2.html
                                   
 ..............and here: http://texasbirds.org/tbrc/eskimo.html
 
REFERENCES: 
*The Status of Birds in Britain and Ireland.The British Ornithologists' Union. 1971. Blackwell Scientific publications. 
*Shorebirds, an Identification guide to the waders of the world. Peter Hayman, John Marchant and Tony Prater. 1986. Croom Helm Ltd. 
*Shorebirds of North America, The Photographic Guide, Dennis Paulson..2005. Princeton University Press, New Jersey.


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Mudflats Oostvoorne 51.55N 04.01E 28062008 0, The Netherlands


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Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis 280620081 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands    


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Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis 28062008 3 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands


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Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis 28062008 5 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands 


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Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis 28062008 6 Oostvoorne, The Netherlands


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Curlews Numenius arquata & Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus, picture taken

Curlews Numenius arquata & Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus, picture taken
with same equipment and from same position as pictures of Eskimo Curlew 25052009
Oostvoorne, The Netherlands




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01. Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis head -

National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands



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02. Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis -

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands



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03. Eskimo Curlews Numenius borealis 1 -

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands



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04. Eskimo Curlews Numenius borealis -

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus upper parts

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus & Curlew Numenius arquata

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus & Curlew Numenius arquata underside

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus heads 1

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus heads 2

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus heads

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus toe-projection

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Little Curlew Numenius minutus underside

National Museum for Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands


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Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis underside



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Hein van Grouw collection manager National Museum for National History, Leiden, The Netherlands,
 with Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis

Reaction: "Damn few and they're not all deid!"
 
                              Pictures of skins can be seen here: http://texasbirds.org/tbrc/eskimo2.html
                                   
 ..............and here: http://texasbirds.org/tbrc/eskimo.html
 

all pictures copyright NORMAN DEANS VAN SWELM (NDvS) in The Netherlands


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