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    ID Info
    Silhouette ShorebirdsShorebirds


    Numenius phaeopus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
    Basic Description

    One of the most wide-ranging shorebirds in the world, the Whimbrel breeds in the Arctic in the eastern and western hemispheres, and migrates to South America, Africa, south Asia, and Australia. It uses its long, down-curved bill to probe deep in the sand of beaches for invertebrates, but also feeds on berries and insects.

    More ID Info
    image of range map for WhimbrelRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
    Other Names
    • Zarapito Trinador (Spanish)
    • Courlis corlieu (French)
    • Cool Facts