Howard's Photography

Howard's Photography

Long-billed Curlew...<br />
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Bolsa Chica Wetlands<br />
Huntington Beach, CA<br />
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The Long-billed Curlew is the largest nesting or regularly occurring sandpiper in North America. It is 50–65 cm (20–26 in) long, 62–90 cm (24–35 in) across the wing and weighs 490–950 g (1.1–2.1 lb) Its disproportinally long bill measures 11.3–21.9 cm (4.4–8.6 in), and rivals the bill of the larger-bodied Far Eastern Curlew as the longest bill of any shorebird   <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-billed_Curlew">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-billed_Curlew</a><br />
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Thank you for your comments, much appreciated!<br />
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Critiques welcome...<br />
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16 August 2013

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