Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) on coastal tundra feeding on woolly bear caterpillar pupa. The curlew locates the cocoons by sight and shakes them until the pupa fall out. The pupa is then consumed. Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. June.
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Bristle-thighed Curlew (Numenius tahitiensis) on coastal tundra feeding on woolly bear caterpillar pupa. The curlew locates the cocoons by sight and shakes them until the pupa fall out. The pupa is then consumed. Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. June.

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Keywords:
Alaska
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Foraging
Numenius tahitiensis
Wishbone Lake
Woolly Bear Caterpillar
YK Delta
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
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cocoon
eating
feeding
prey
shorebird
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