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Eurasian Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Description:

This is a fairly large wader though mid-sized as a member of the curlew genus.

Habitat:

This species feeds by probing soft mud for small invertebrates and by picking small crabs and similar prey off the surface. Here they are on a beach on the western side of Sri Lanka

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Mel11
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Waskaduwa, Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Nov 21, 2015
Submitted on Oct 21, 2021

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