adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-09-07)

Long-billed Curlew
Numerius americanus

Native Range: North America

Notes: absurdly long decurved bill is the hallmark of this large sandpiper;

can probe deeply with long bill (California, USA; 2006-10-07)

shows little dorsal color in flight (California, USA; 2006-09-07)

buffy body and cinnamon underwing in flight (California, USA; 2009-06-28)

camoflaged against shoreline rock (California, USA; 2008-10-30)

often forages in grass as well as on mudflats (California, USA; 2006-10-07)