Bristle-thighed Curlew

Numenius tahitiensis

ML237101011



eBird Checklist S69401543
US-CA-Inverness-Point Reyes Natl Seashore - 38.1098x-122.9596
Marin, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.1098, -122.9596 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

While surveying for breeding snowy plovers, I first heard a high-pitched vocalization high above me, one that I hadn't heard before and immediately thought it sounded like a weird shorebird. Minutes later, I came upon a whimbrel-looking bird, by itself, in the dunes, amongst native beach pea and Tidestrom's lupine. I immediately noticed the steep curve at the end of its bill and realized I might have a bristle-thighed curlew. I compared the call I heard earlier to the call on the Sibley's app and they perfectly matched. Soon after, the bird took flight and I got to see the buffy tail feathers and it called several more times, in the same high pitched single notes as earlier.

Technical Information

Model
DMC-FZ1000
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
146 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
7,280KB
Dimensions
5472 x 3648

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