This blog has photos of birds and other animals taken by a birder and amateur photographer. Included are personal photos and other photos taken on our trips: people, landscapes, cityscapes, nature, museums, etc.
We have included photos from the following countries:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
Monday, June 10, 2019
LONG-BILLED CURLEW (NUMENIUS AMERICANUS)(RECOVERED PHOTO), MCINNIS COUNTY PARK,SAN RAFAEL,CA, 11/16/2017
We can ID this shorebird and sandpiper as a Long-billed Curlew as follows:
Very long, downcurved bill
Long neck and small head
Pale cinnamon underparts and neck, with dark stripes on the neck
Bill is pinkish towards the base of lower mandible and otherwise black
Dark streaks on upperparts
The Long-billed Curlew is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 908.