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 86 videos
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 1 year 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 1 year ago 22 sec 3.5
A bird feeding on the mud Locality Santoña Marsh Natural Reserve, Santoña, Cantabria, Spain
Javier Ortas 18 September 2009 4 years ago 30 sec 3.5
A bird walking on a rocky shore Locality Alacrán, Arica, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp hudsonicus)
Josep del Hoyo 19 October 2003 10 years ago 17 sec 3.4
Several birds running and one of them feeding. Locality Jason's Bay, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp variegatus)
Josep del Hoyo 14 February 2010 4 years ago 16 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 159 photos
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
Locality Al Wakrah Beach, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 12 May 2010 4 years ago 4
adult walking in mudd
Locality Ria Formosa Natural Park, Algarve Region, Portugal
Georges Olioso 10 March 2010 4 years ago 4
A bird resting on the pole
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Piotr Jonczyk 15 January 2009 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 5 years ago 3.5
Five bouts of a bird singing.
Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 1 October 2008 5 years ago 2.5
Warning and song. Locality Sweden
AnteStrand 24 June 2010 4 years ago 0