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 stretches its wings and shows the inner side of them Locality Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 10 January 2008 4 years ago 8 sec 2
A bird walking near water Locality Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 10 January 2008 4 years ago 11 sec 2
1 bird on the shore Locality Toubacouta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 11 January 2008 4 years ago 23 sec 2
a bird on sea rocks Locality Saly, Thiès Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 8 January 2008 4 years ago 41 sec 2
PhotosSee all 98 photos
A whimbrel standing on a beach, two individuals spotted
Locality Córdoba Department, Colombia
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 3 November 2012 28 weeks ago 3.5
on the beach
Locality Paracas National Reserve, Ica Department, Peru
oleicfrisbee 1 year ago 3.5
Bird feeding on small crustaceans.
Locality Antofagasta Region, Chile
Patricio Mackenzie 26 February 2011 2 years ago 3.5
Narara Marine Sanctuary
Locality Gujarat, India
Subramanya_CK 13 January 2010 3 years ago 3.5
A bird roosting in rocky area.
Locality Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Rainer Mönke 4 November 2009 3 years ago 3.5
An adult specimen of Whimbrel in flight quickly cross over the Punta mangrove lagoon at Isla de Margarita
luisgerardogonzalezbruzual 6 November 2007 4 years ago 3.5
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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