Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Far Eastern Curlew: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Far Eastern curlew or Numenius madagascariensis; referred as “curlew” and in Scotland as “whaup” in Scots. It is purely migratory over most of its range wintering in Africa, southern Europe and south Asia. Sometimes reaching Nova Scotia and the Maranias and also present all year in the middle climates of Ireland and the United Kingdom, adjacent European coasts.

Because of massive housing projects, converting of lands to salt pans, industrialisation, habitats are smaller and less food sources; the conservation effort in Thailand has been serious that seeing them fly around or feed on the marshy grounds and salt pans, is pure joy.

Pak Thale, Phetchaburi, Thailand
October 20, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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