January 1990 – vol. 83, issue 1, pp 1–7 The Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris is one of Europe's most endangered and least-known migratory birds. It breeds in central Asian USSR, and is a long-distance migrant to Northwest Africa and perhaps also to Iran and Iraq. Less than a century ago, it was still abundant as a passage and wintering bird in southern Europe and northern Africa, but numbers are now believed to be very small. ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.