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Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

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.

Habitat:

Shore

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2 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

I hope you get to see them soon Ashish. They are not shy and you can get good pics.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Look to be Global wanderers.... I was looking for these amazing birds... but no luck this year..... I missed them from here West coast of India. They are regular Migrant Winter visitor to Indian coastline....

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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