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Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes >> Family Scolopacidae >> Genus Numenius

Bristle-thighed Curlew (Unique ID: 5814)
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Species: Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis)
Location: Seward Peninsula, Nome, Alaska, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: alternate/breeding     Activity: walking/running
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: June 9, 2012
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 11.1

Notes: Only about 7,000 exist, and they breed in two very remote regions of western Alaska. Read about the adventure of capturing a photograph of this rare bird here.


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