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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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
A group of birds walking. Locality Jason's Bay, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp variegatus)
Josep del Hoyo 14 February 2010 4 years ago 12 sec 3
A group of birds resting and preening in the shore. Locality Jason's Bay, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp variegatus)
Josep del Hoyo 14 February 2010 4 years ago 30 sec 3
A bird perched on a boat Locality Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 4 years ago 7 sec 3
preening Locality Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore (ssp variegatus)
Martin Kennewell 20 September 2009 4 years ago 1 min 13 sec 3
A standing bird calling and then running. Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp hudsonicus)
Josep del Hoyo 1 October 2008 4 years ago 41 sec 3
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A bird perched on a pole.
Locality Krabi, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp variegatus)
Carmelo López 11 December 2008 1 year ago 3.8
Whimbrel searhing for food on the beach of Maspalomas after the tourists have left.
Locality Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Stein Arne Jensen 8 April 2011 2 years ago 3.8
Two birds on the lagoon and then on the golf course
Locality Ria Formosa Natural Park, Algarve Region, Portugal (ssp phaeopus)
auf 21 September 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Bird on wetland near Baby Beach, in Seroe Colorado region.
Locality Seroe Colorado, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 21 November 2013 15 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Estero Real River, Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Orlando Jarquín G. 15 December 2012 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Orange Valley, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 29 January 2012 2 years ago 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 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