EURASIAN CURLEW

(Numenius arquata)

Also known as Curlew or Western Curlew

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Roberts VI / VII 289 / 237
Clements 2000 62.0380
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 57-10

 

The largest wader in southern Africa (53 to 59 cm), breeding in Europe and Central Asia, and migrating to the Mediterranean, Africa and southern Asia. In southern Africa it is and uncommon migrant mostly found along the coast. It inhabits the seashore and tidal mudflats, and lives off mollusks, crabs and insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Eurasian Curlew

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney 17 0017 1984 31p
Alderney 0348   2009 43p
Algeria 1356   2001 d24
Eire 1477 2002 57c
Finland 1444m 1996 2m80
Guernsey 533 0530 1991 15p
Jersey 0795 0846 1998 35p
Liechtenstein 583 0592 1973 40r
Maldives 288  0289 1968 2la
Maldives 291  0292 1968 50la
Maldives 876  0886 1980 Rf 1.55
Maldives 1844  1957 1993 Rf 3.50
Maldives  3300 2000 Rf 13
Maldives 3908 sh 2003 Rf 7
Mali 1420  1398 1995 150f
Morocco 873  1257 1994 1d70
Netherlands 909   1961 8c
Russia 6691 0601  1997 3000r
Russia 6693   1997 3000r
Senegal 1453  1465 1997 175f
St Pierre & Miquelin 746  0711 1996 15f
Ukraine 0445m   2002 50k
Vietnam Republic 1892 2627 1994 400d