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 58 videos
A bird in shallow water Locality Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 3 years ago 17 sec 3.3
An adult bird ruffling its feathers on a sandbar with Crested Terns and White-fronted Tern in the background Locality Letitia Sandspit, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp phaeopus)
Nick Talbot 19 April 2008 4 years ago 4 sec 3.3
An adult bird preening and defecating on a sandbar with Bar-tailed Godwits in the background. Locality Letitia Sandspit, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp phaeopus)
Nick Talbot 19 April 2008 4 years ago 15 sec 3.3
Whimbrels flying together with franlin's gulls,grey-haded gulls,american oystercatchers and snowy egrets Locality Paraíso Lagoon, Lima Department, Peru (ssp hudsonicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 15 November 2012 10 weeks ago 22 sec 3.2
A roosting flock taking flight Locality Santo Domingo, Valparaiso Region, Chile (ssp hudsonicus)
Greg Baker 8 November 2011 1 year ago 17 sec 3.2
An adult feeding on the rocks Locality Australia (ssp phaeopus)
Tom Tarrant 31 March 1995 8 years ago 30 sec 3.2
PhotosSee all 98 photos
walking in the marsh
Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hudsonicus)
Georges Olioso 11 December 2004 4 years ago 4
Zarapito trinador, Gambia 2008, costa atlántica.
Locality Tanji, Western Division, The Gambia
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 13 October 2008 2 years ago 3.9
On the sand.
Locality Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands (ssp hudsonicus)
Sergey Pisarevsky 14 March 2012 51 weeks ago 3.8
Bird feeding on shore.
Locality Taltal, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Patricio Mackenzie 8 January 2012 1 year ago 3.8
On the shoreline
Locality Chomes, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 17 March 2013 6 weeks ago 3.8
A bird on flight
Locality Bañugues, Gozón, Asturias, Spain (ssp phaeopus)
Luis Mario Arce 9 May 2012 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.8
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Warning sounds of whimbrel
It had some juv. nearby Locality Sfallsjön, Jämtland County, Sweden
Hans-Josef Köhler 30 July 2010 1 year 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 2 years ago 2