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Collections from Storage: A Visit to our Hidden Treasures

Eskimo Curlew
Accession number : 1997.X.5
Scientific Name : Numenius borealis
English Name : Eskimo Curlew
French Name : Courlis esquimau
Specimen Nature : mounted specimen
Age or Developmental Stage : adult
Sex : undetermined sex
Locality Description : North America
Date Collected : 1924

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The curlew is characterized by its mottled plumage, its long legs and an incurved, downward pointing beak.

Credits : Musée de la nature et des sciences, Sherbrooke

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