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 89 videos
A bird foraging near a reed bed. Locality Ría de Villaviciosa, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain (ssp phaeopus)
Carlos Fabregat 24 August 2010 2 years ago 56 sec 3.7
An individual on the airstrip edge, close to a Pacific Golden Plover. Locality Fera Island, Isabel Province, Solomon Islands (ssp variegatus) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 3 October 2010 4 years ago 22 sec 3.7
A bird standing close to the water and flying away Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp hudsonicus)
Don DesJardin 31 October 2006 7 years ago 17 sec 3.7
part of a flock of 1000 or more on beach Locality Santo Domingo, Valparaiso Region, Chile (ssp hudsonicus)
Martin Kennewell 2 December 2011 1 year ago 31 sec 3.5
A bird foraging on a mud bank, finally scratching its head. Locality Ría de Villaviciosa, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain (ssp phaeopus)
Carlos Fabregat 24 August 2010 2 years ago 34 sec 3.5
Whimbrels flying together with franlin's gulls,grey-haded gulls,american oystercatchers and snowy egrets Locality Paraíso Lagoon, Playa Paraiso, Lima Department, Peru (ssp hudsonicus)
Daniêl Jimenez 15 November 2012 2 years ago 22 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 166 photos
Locality Fajara Golf Course, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 8 February 2012 2 years ago 4
A bird on the beach
Locality Puerto Pizarro, Tumbes Department, Peru
Roberto Pujana 16 January 2012 2 years ago 4
On the sand.
Locality Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands (ssp hudsonicus)
Sergey Pisarevsky 14 March 2012 2 years ago 4
searching the beach for food
Locality Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Patrick Ellsworth 7 April 2007 3 years ago 4
Bird on the mudflats.
Locality Waterloo, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
fayardmohammed 19 February 2011 3 years ago 4
At Ruka skiing centre in Kuusamo NE Finland
Locality Eastern Finland Province, Finland
Ahvenainen 24 June 2010 4 years 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 3 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 4 years ago 0