Eskimo curlew


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Es′kimo cur′lew


n.
a New World curlew, Numenius borealis, that breeds in N North America: possibly extinct.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.Eskimo curlew - New World curlew that breeds in northern North AmericaEskimo curlew - New World curlew that breeds in northern North America
curlew - large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
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Two - slender-billed curlew from Siberia and eskimo curlew from Arctic Canada - have gone extinct in the last 50 years.
LAST OF THE CURLEWS by Fred Bosworth (OUT OF PRINT) Heartbreaking factional story of the last flight of the Eskimo curlew
We owe to him, apart from a single set found at Point Lake by John Richardson in 1821, all we know about the nesting of the now probably extinct Eskimo curlew (Houston, 1997).