Numenius tenuirostris (Vieillot, 1817)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
With no regular breeding, passage or wintering population known, and very few confirmed records globally over recent years, this species is thought likely to have become extinct.
The one British record (Northumberland, 1998) was reviewed by BBRC and BOURC in 2014, who found the identification to be Not Proven, and hence the record is no longer accepted.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Slender-billed Curlew, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||5-letter code: SLBCU | Euring: 5400|
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