Orange County, California, US
Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758), Whimbrel, Port Douglas, QLD, 20 November 2014
Birds foraging on beach at mouth of Malibu Lagoon
Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758), Whimbrel, Cairns Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 21 November 2014
The Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.