A European species casually appearing in Greenland; very similar to the Hudsonian Curlew, but with the rump white.
This species is known as the Jack Curlew in England and Scotland, where it is very abundant, and is a favorite game bird. It breeds in the northern parts of Europe and Asia, and in the extreme north of Scotland and on the Shetland Islands. The eggs are laid in hollows on the ground on higher parts of the marshes. The three or four eggs have an olive or greenish brown color and are blotched with dark brown. Size 2.30 x 1.60. Data. - Native, Iceland, May 29, 1900. Six eggs. Nest a depression in the ground, lined with dried grass.