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Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Description:

Whimbrel ia a large shorebird. It has a long, down-curved bill. Adult Whimbrel have Buff color plumage. A dark crown with a light stripe in the middle. Long legs,long neck.

Habitat:

Shorelines,far reaching, wide ranging coastal areas. Grassy and mud areas of shorelines. Breeding,life cycle and migration of Whimbrel includes Arctic in the eastern and western hemispheres, and migrates to South America, Africa, south Asia, and Australia.

Notes:

This Whimbrel has excellent natural Camouflage. It blended in nicely with the driftwood area it choose on the shore. The sheer length of the Whimbrels beak is amazing, It has a very narrow long beak. A great bird to observe as it was perched patiently on a wood piling.

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Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

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