Any of eight species (genus Numenius) of shorebirds having a sickle-shaped bill that curves downward at the tip, a streaked, gray or brown body, and a long neck and legs. Curlews breed inland in temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and migrate far south. They eat insects and seeds during migration but feed on worms and fiddler crabs while wintering on marshes and coastal mudflats. The eastern curlew is the largest species (24 in., or 60 cm, long); the common, or Eurasian, curlew, almost as large, is the largest European shorebird. The Eskimo curlew is now virtually extinct.
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There were 30 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, and 43.3% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 72.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $20,250, and the median income for a family was $20,417. Males had a median income of $11,250 versus $6,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,788. There were 30.8% of families and 28.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 72.7% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
Curlew in Danger of Being Wiped out Unless Farmers Protect Habitat, Says RSPB; BIRDLIFE: Harbinger of Spring Could Soon Vanish
Feb 12, 2002; WALES'S most striking farmland bird could soon disappear from our countryside unless work is done to protect its natural habitat....
Diets, energy intake, and kleptoparasitism of nonbreeding Long-billed Curlews in a Northern California Estuary.(Statistical Data Included)
Jun 01, 2001; Linda W. Leeman, (1,2,4) Mark A. Colwell, (1) Thomas S. Leeman, (1,3) Ryan L. Mathis (1) ABSTRACT--We documented differences in...