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Slender-billed Curlew
Numenius tenuirostris

Map of the common names

Medium-sized lon-legged (L 40 cm), with whiter ground colour, long bill and small black spots on breast and flanks. Nesting habitat include steppe areas with sedge and small scattered willows and birches around water-bodies. The species is poorly known. Migrant.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The species is classified as Globally Threatened. The size of the world population is though to be in the order of 400 individuals. Declines throughout the twentieth century are thought to have been caused mainly by habitat loss and hunting.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population :
occasional : 174 records since 1900

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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