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 72 videos
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 on flight
Locality Bañugues, Gozón, Asturias, Spain (ssp phaeopus)
Luis Mario Arce 9 May 2012 49 weeks ago 3.8
A lateral view of an adult at low tide.
Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp hudsonicus)
Don DesJardin 16 March 2013 1 year ago 3.8
An individual on the shore.
Locality Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 11 October 2012 1 year ago 3.8
A bird perched on a pole.
Locality Krabi, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp variegatus)
Carmelo López 11 December 2008 2 years 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
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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 5 years ago 3.5
Five bouts of a bird singing.
Locality Icapuí, Ceará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 1 October 2008 5 years ago 2.5
Warning and song. Locality Sweden
AnteStrand 24 June 2010 3 years ago 2