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SKU: KEYH12

Key Hooks - Curlew

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Design: Curlew

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Product Information

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10% of the proceeds of this artwork will be donated to the Curlew Action Trust, a registered UK Charity (England & Wales Charity No: 1187172, Scottish Charity No: SC051137). Curlew Action is at the heart of saving Curlews throughout the UK and we are delighted to be supporting their work. From devising fieldworkers' resources to education and awareness raising, they are the only national charity dedicated to the conservation of Curlews. Find out more by visiting www.curlewaction.org


The curlews (/ˈkɜːrljuː/), genus Numenius, are a group of nine species of birds, characterised by long, slender, downcurved bills and mottled brown plumage. The English name is imitative of the Eurasian curlew's call, but may have been influenced by the Old French corliu, "messenger", from courir , "to run". It was first recorded in 1377 in Langland's Piers Plowman "Fissch to lyue in þe flode..Þe corlue by kynde of þe eyre". In Europe "curlew" usually refers to one species, the Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata. The name Numenius is from Ancient Greek noumenios, a bird mentioned by Hesychius. It is associated with the curlews because it appears to be derived from neos, "new" and mene "moon", referring to the crescent-shaped bill.


They are one of the most ancient lineages of scolopacid waders, together with the godwits which look similar but have straight bills.

Curlews feed on mud or very soft ground, searching for worms and other invertebrates with their long bills. They will also take crabs and similar items.

Part of a range of different key hook designs. Each comes with two holes for fixings to a wall. Screws not supplied. 

All dimensions approximate. Illustrations for guidance on main design only. Actual hooks vary in length when bent by hand. Please also note that sometimes the design goes from left to right and vice versa - as we do all this in our studio and we like mixing it up!

Sizes:
Curlew = 157 x 102 x 0.9 mm

Material: Zinc-coated mild steel, powder coated

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