Definition of Eskimo curlew in English:

Eskimo curlew

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  • A small New World curlew with a striped head, formerly common in the arctic tundra but now close to extinction.
    • Numenius borealis, family Scolopacidae
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    • Two of the rarest migratory species in Alaska's national parks are the short-tailed albatross and the Eskimo curlew, both endangered.

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