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 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
A bird walking in the mud near water Locality Marismas de Puerto Real, Puerto Real, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2008 4 years ago 18 sec 3
A wintering bird walking on the beach and feeding Locality Wenderholm Regional Park, Waiwera, North Island, New Zealand (ssp variegatus)
Brooke Clibbon 10 November 2005 7 years ago 28 sec 2.9
A male displaying Locality Komagvaer, Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (ssp phaeopus)
Eric Roualet 28 June 2013 22 weeks ago 19 sec 2.8
A wintering bird taking off, flying along the beach and landing Locality Wenderholm Regional Park, Waiwera, North Island, New Zealand (ssp variegatus)
Brooke Clibbon 10 November 2005 7 years ago 18 sec 2.8
A bird foraging on a mud bank, finally scratching its head. Locality Ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain (ssp phaeopus)
Carlos Fabregat 24 August 2010 39 weeks ago 34 sec 2.7
PhotosSee all 117 photos
Locality Orange Valley, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 29 January 2012 1 year ago 3.8
Profile view of Adult
Locality University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States)
Justin Watts 11 November 2010 3 years ago 3.8
Zarapito trinador, Gambia 2008.
Locality Tanji, Western Division, The Gambia
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 12 October 2008 2 years ago 3.7
Solitary bird in wetland (temporary pond) near Baby Beach, Seroe Colorado region.
Locality Seroe Colorado, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 21 November 2013 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.7
Locality Coquimbo Region, Chile
Samantha Klein 25 July 2013 10 weeks ago 3.7
My first Whimbrel near a stream.
Locality Merfelder Bruch, Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Vanessa Wiesmann 25 May 2013 28 weeks ago 3.7
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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