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 2 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
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
Locality Fajara Golf Course, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 8 February 2012 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