1108. Numenius cyanopus

1108. Australian Curlew.
NUMENIUS CYANOPUS.
Numenius cyanopus, Vieill. Nouv. Dict. viii. p. 306 (1817) ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 315 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 350 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 940 ; N. australis, Gould, P.Z.S. 1837, p. 155 ; id. B. of Austr, vi. pl. 42 ; N. major (nec. Steph.), Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, pl. 66 ; N. tahitiensis (nec. Gmel.), Swinhoe, P.Z.S. 1871, p. 410 ; Ridgway, p. 171 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 458.
Male ad. (China). Differs from N. arquatus in having the rump and upper tail-coverts conspicuously marked with brown, and the upper and under parts washed with warm vinous buff or rufous buff ; under wing- coverts and axillaries broadly barred with blackish brown. Culmen 7.8, wing 13.0, tail 5.4, tarsus 3.3 inch.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, north to Kamchatka ; Japan, Corea, and China ; passing the winter as far south as Australia ; of rare occurrence in Alaska.
It is said not to differ from our European Curlew in its general habits. Nothing, however, appears to be known respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1108. Numenius cyanopus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1108
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
804
Common name: 
Australian Curlew
M_ID: 
4274
M_CN: 
Far Eastern Curlew
M_SN: 
Numenius madagascariensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
9985

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