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 92 videos
On the beach rocks at high tide Locality Al Wakrah Beach, Al Wakrah, Qatar
John A Thompson 15 May 2010 5 years ago 30 sec 3.7
A bird probing in a muddy river bank. Locality Tárcoles River, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hudsonicus)
Richard Garrigues 12 July 2012 3 years ago 30 sec 3.7
Great brid encountered on a beach in St. Augistine Florida Locality Florida, USA (United States)
redknot2 25 February 2009 6 years ago 1 min 5 sec 3.7
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
PhotosSee all 180 photos
An adult on some rocks by the shore
Locality Lleyn Peninsula, Gwynedd County, Wales, Great Britain (ssp phaeopus)
Andy Emmerson 25 August 2013 1 year ago 4
Adult bird near the mangrove
Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 7 November 2011 2 years ago 4
Foraging on a wetland
Locality Costa Rica
Luis Vargas 10 December 2012 2 years ago 4
Bird on the mud, one of approximately 300 present.
Miriam Bauman 25 February 2013 2 years ago 4
Adult bird on the beach.
Locality Praia do Tofo, Inhambane Province, Mozambique
Martin Främke 19 March 2011 2 years ago 4
Zarapito trinador comiendo en la playa. Whimbrel eating on the beach.
Locality Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 1 February 2008 2 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 4 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 5 years ago 0