Shorebirds and Seabirds of the Central California Coastline— Blog Series Post # 5
From its rocky coastline to the depths of the terrific Monterey Canyon, the Central California shoreline and its overseas waters are home to a varied selection of intriguing birds. Its environment variety and well-known seaside cold-water upwelling currents are the trick to its remarkable bird population. In each post fans will enjoy my top quality photos while finding out about the nature of these intriguing birds.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
Long-billed Curlew– Numenius americanus
Gr. noumēnios generally connected with the curlew by factor of its crescent-shaped expense; L. Americanus American, of the Americas.
The Long-billed Curlew is an unique shorebird with a number of noteworthy physical qualities. It is acknowledged for its long, slim, down-curved expense, which can determine up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) in length. The general plumage is a mottled brown, supplying efficient camouflage in its meadow and grassy field environments. In flight, its wings show cinnamon-colored undersides and white wing stripes, and it has fairly long legs
The Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) is an interesting shorebird with an appealing nature. It is understood for its substantial migration, reproducing in North America’s interior meadows and wintering along the southern coasts of the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Long-billed Curlews mostly feed upon a diet plan of bugs and little invertebrates discovered in grassy environments, which they find utilizing their long, delicate costs.
One intriguing truth is their amazing expense, which is not just utilized for foraging however likewise contributes in courtship screens. Throughout courtship, males participate in an aerial screen where they toss products into the air with their costs, showcasing their ability and strength. This habits belongs to their intricate courtship routines and is rather a phenomenon to witness.
HABITAT MOST LIKELY TO BE ENCOUNTERED
Found along the tidal mudflats and sandy beaches continuously penetrating for invertebrates.