Long-billed Curlew
Numenius americanus
(L 23" WS 35" Wt 1.3 lb)
Female bill is longer and less curved
except at the more-curved tip
...in comparison to the male.
The Cloisters
Morro Bay, CA
The curlew cries at end of passing day
His cries can wake the whole village for sure
Is he that mournful he must wake us all
Why hasn‘t someone even offered a cure?
(Katherine Chandler)