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Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 12, 2010
ID : 7C2V3328 [3888 x 2592]

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Whimbrel (N. phaeopus hudsonicus)
 
 
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
GPS: 32.3N, -64.7W, elev=36' MAP
Date: September 27, 2010
ID : 7C2V3123 [3888 x 2592]

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Location: Ballona Creek, California
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: January 27, 2011


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Whimbrel Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: February 25, 2009
ID : 7C2V4899 [3888 x 2592]

Whimbrel Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: January 9, 2008
ID : 1977 [3888 x 2592]

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Whimbrel Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, Galápagos
GPS: -0.3S, -91.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: May 22, 2008
ID : 7C2V3342 [3888 x 2592]

Whimbrel Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 28, 2007
ID : 2574 [3888 x 2592]

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Whimbrel Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: September 28, 2007
ID : 2578 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is the one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.

This is a migratory species wintering on coasts in Africa, South America, south Asia into Australasia and southern North America. It is fairly gregarious outside the breeding season.

This is a large wader at 37-45 cm length. It is mainly greyish brown, with a white back and rump (subspecies N. p. phaeopus and N. p. alboaxillaris only), and a long curved bill (longest in the adult female) with a kink rather than a smooth curve. It is generally wary. The usual call is a rippling whistle, prolonged into a trill for the song.

The only similar common species over most of this bird's range are larger curlews. The Whimbrel is smaller, has a shorter, decurved bill and has a central crown stripe and strong supercilia.



                                     




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