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Courlis corlieu

Numenius phaeopus

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Whimbrel

B L W W W Family Latin Name
17.5" 44.5cm 32" 81.3cm 14oz 397g Scolopacidae Numenius phaeopus

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Whimbrel range

The Whimbrel (American) is a larger member of the curlew and shorebird families. This shorebird breeds in the northwestern tundra regions. In the spring and fall, these large birds can be seen throughout North America. They show up along the coast, on sandy beaches, as well as outcrops of rocks and marshes. Most times, this rather shy bird is very difficult to approach. The Whimbrel is seen throughout the Caribbean islands and it has been seen as a migrant in Cuba.

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