Tag: Curlew

Habitat selection by breeding curlews (Numenius arquata) on farmland: the importance of grassland

Curlew (Numenius arquata) Science Article 1 abstract We examined habitat composition of territories, habitat use during foraging, and nest-site selection in the curlew Numenius arquata in two arable farmland areas in western Finland 1996-1997. Tall vegetation types, especially grassland, occurred more frequently within territories than expected by their availability. Habitat utilisation during foraging was significantly […]

Body-weight changes of egg-laying Curlews Numenius arquata as monitored by an automatic weighing system.

Curlew (Numenius arquata) Science Article 3 abstract The fluctuating body-weight of free living female Curlews during egg-laying is described. Weight data were collected using an automatic weighing system. Nests were placed on top of an electronic balance and the data were processed in a computer placed at a distance. The equipment is commercially available, thus […]

Measuring potential negative effects of traditionalharvesting practices on waterbirds: a case study withmigrating curlews

Curlew (Numenius arquata) Science Article 2 abstract Because of potential conflicts between commercial and conservation interests, onechallenge in coastal-area management is how to regulate harvesting practices incoastal areas without adversely affecting the survival of migratory waterbirds. Inmost Spanish intertidal areas of importance for shorebirds, managers haveconcentrated only on stock management of the shellfish species. Here, […]

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius arquata | [UK] Curlew | [FR] Courlis cendre | [DE] Grosser Brachvogel | [ES] Zarapito Real | [NL] Wulp Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Large greyish brown curleo with long bill and plain head pattern. Head, neck, breast […]