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Numenius phaeopus

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia
Bird Family :"Sandpipers"
Description :Common local species. Length 43cm. Female's bill is longer than male's. Eats worms, crustaceans and rarely fish.
Typical Habitat :Estuaries, mud flats and mangroves.
Distribution :Moderately common to coastal areas.
Migration :Summer migrant to Australia. Breeds in India, China and south east Asia. Juveniles and a few adults over-winter in Australia.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
EPBC :Migratory

      Additional info ..locations seen (21)  ..   observations (45)  ..   habitats seen (3)  ..    
      EPBC = Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (Commonwealth)

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