from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The European whimbrel, Numenius phæopus.
- n. The Hudsonian or lesser American curlew, Numenius hudsonicus. Coues.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
We also observed a small plover or curlew of a brown color, about the size of a yellow-legged plover or jack-curlew, but of a different species.
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