Numenius arquata

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Noun1.Numenius arquata - common Eurasian curlewNumenius arquata - common Eurasian curlew    
curlew - large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
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Species of global conservation concern that either breed or winter in Cyprus include the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata, the Common Pochard Aythya ferina and the Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, the latter of which breeds at the newly restored Akrotiri Marsh.
These species, including northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus (red-listed), black grouse Tetrao tetrix (red-listed), Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata (amber-listed) and red grouse Lagopus lagopus scotica (amber-listed), have shown widespread population declines in upland areas over the last 20 years, generally associated with habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation (Sim et al.
But in the past 15 years the numenius arquata has fast been becoming a rara avis.