Numenius borealis

Common Names: Eskimo curlew, northern curlew
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Sandpipers & Allies

It was once abundant, however hunting had killed them at an extreme rate in the late 1800s and they are now considered likely extinct. Eskimo curlews are small curlews, about 30 centimeters in length. Adults have long dark greyish legs and a long bill curved slightly downwards. The upperparts are mottled brown and the underparts are light brown. They show cinnamon wing linings in flight.

It is believed that they were once a shore bird.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.