UK Seas

Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores

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UK seas is a guide to the fauna and flora found around UK coasts. While the majority of species are marine, some species are included that are regularly encountered on land by the coast, so you’ll find descriptions of non-marine species such as reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants as well.


Curlew

Numenius arquata

Type

Birds

Description

Surprisingly large wader, with a long downturned bill, long legs and dappled brown body.

The evocative call is familiar, and gives the bird its name..

Location

Common in the area throughout winter, especially on mud and sand.

Habitat

Mudflats, Sandy beaches

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