Definition of Eskimo curlew in English:

Eskimo curlew


  • A small New World curlew with a striped head, formerly common in the arctic tundra but now close to extinction.

    Numenius borealis, family Scolopacidae

    ‘Two of the rarest migratory species in Alaska's national parks are the short-tailed albatross and the Eskimo curlew, both endangered.’