Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) - HBW 3, p. 503
French: Courlis corlieu
Spanish: Zarapito Trinador
Taxonomy: Scolopax phæopus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Iceland, Faeroes and N Scotland through Scandinavia to R Yenisey and SW Taymyr; winters from extreme SW Europe and Africa through Middle East to W India, Sri Lanka and Andaman and Nicobar Is.
- alboaxillaris Lowe, 1921 - steppes N of Caspian Sea; winters on islands and coasts of W Indian Ocean.
- variegatus (Scopoli, 1786) - NE Siberia, from Verkhoyansk Mts, and perhaps SE Taymyr, to basins of R Kolyma and R Anadyr; winters from E India to Taiwan, and S through Philippines and Indonesia to Australasia.
- hudsonicus Latham, 1790 - W & N Alaska, E to W Yukon and NW Mackenzie, and also W Hudson Bay; winters from S USA to S South America.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A worn fall adult feeding on kelp flies that swarm around mounds of dead seaweed and grasses that have been washed up onto the t Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp hudsonicus)
Don DesJardin 13 August 2014 1 year ago 36 sec 4.8
Eats the limbs off a crab on a rocky shore Locality Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (ssp phaeopus)
Joe Angseesing 14 November 2014 36 weeks ago 4 min 11 sec 4.7
An adult foraging on a beach at low tide among a small group of Willet. Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp hudsonicus)
Don DesJardin 10 September 2012 3 years ago 40 sec 4.6
An adult utilizing its curved bill to forage under rocks at low tide for marine invertebrates such as worms. Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp hudsonicus)
Don DesJardin 21 December 2008 6 years ago 39 sec 4.5
A bird foraging on the tundra, next to two Ruddy Turnstones. Locality Komagvaer, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp phaeopus)
Josep del Hoyo 31 May 2014 24 weeks ago 43 sec 4.5
Walking over a muddy sand beach Locality Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (ssp phaeopus)
Joe Angseesing 14 November 2014 36 weeks ago 24 sec 4.5
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Adult bird in breeding habitat.
Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway
Bjørn-Tore Rekve Seim 18 June 2013 1 day ago ADDED LAST WEEK 5
Locality Paracas National Reserve, Ica Department, Peru
Lior Kislev 13 December 2009 3 years ago 4.8
A wintering bird flying.
Locality Maranhão State, Brazil (ssp hudsonicus)
Adriano Oliveir Maciel 15 December 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Fernando de Noronha Island, Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp hudsonicus)
Fabio Schunck 15 September 2013 1 year ago 4.5
Standing on rocky seashore together with a Ruddy Turnstone (left).
Locality Floreana, Galapagos Islands (ssp hudsonicus)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 26 January 2014 1 year ago 4.5
Single bird foraging on grass.
Locality Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio, USA (United States)
Antonio Salvadori 7 September 2011 2 years ago 4.5
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Warning sounds of whimbrel
It had some juv. nearby Locality Sfallsjön, Jämtland County, Sweden
Hans-Josef Köhler 30 July 2010 4 years ago 4.3
call in flight. Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 9 September 2006 6 years ago 3.5
Five bouts of a bird singing.
Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 1 October 2008 6 years ago 2.5
Warning and song. Locality Sweden
AnteStrand 24 June 2010 5 years ago 0