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
VideosSee all 67 videos
A group of birds on a windy beach. Locality Paraíso Lagoon, Lima Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 16 November 2012 44 weeks ago 26 sec 3.8
An adult foraging on a rock in the water Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp hudsonicus)
Don DesJardin 28 February 2005 6 years ago 17 sec 3.8
Bird in temporary pond near the beach. Migratory species. Locality Seroe Colorado, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 21 November 2013 5 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 45 sec 3.8
Bird on fence preens and pants in hot sun. Locality Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, Hong Kong (ssp variegatus)
Desmond Allen 8 October 2009 48 weeks ago 46 sec 3.8
Two birds flapping its wings after bathing. Locality Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore (ssp variegatus)
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 3 years ago 33 sec 3.8
A group of birds preening and sleeping. Locality Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore (ssp variegatus)
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 3 years ago 22 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 117 photos
Bird on the mud, one of approximately 300 present.
Miriam Bauman 25 February 2013 34 weeks ago 4
Adult bird on the beach.
Locality Praia do Tofo, Inhambane Province, Mozambique
Martin Främke 19 March 2011 50 weeks ago 4
Zarapito trinador comiendo en la playa. Whimbrel eating on the beach.
Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 1 February 2008 1 year ago 4
Locality Fajara Golf Course, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 8 February 2012 1 year ago 4
A bird on the beach
Locality Puerto Pizarro, Tumbes Department, Peru
Roberto Pujana 16 January 2012 1 year ago 4
On the sand.
Locality Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands (ssp hudsonicus)
Sergey Pisarevsky 14 March 2012 1 year ago 4
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Warning sounds of whimbrel
It had some juv. nearby Locality Sfallsjön, Jämtland County, Sweden
Hans-Josef Köhler 30 July 2010 2 years ago 4.3
call in flight. Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 9 September 2006 4 years ago 3.5
Five bouts of a bird singing.
Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 1 October 2008 4 years ago 2.5
Warning and song. Locality Sweden
AnteStrand 24 June 2010 3 years ago 2