Whimbrel

Common name: Whimbrel

Binomial name: Numenius phaeopus

Description: It is a 40cm long wader in the Scolopacidae family, with mainly greyish- brown upper plumage and white back. It has a prominent brown lateral eye stripe and broad whitish brow which distinguishes it from the larger Eurasian curlew. It also has a long curved bill.

Call: Prolonged whistling trill.

Diet: Crabs, invertebrates.

Habitat: Coastal mudflats, reefs and tidal ponds, beaches.

Native countries: Subarctic Asia, Europe and even North America. Migrates southwards as far as Australasia during winter.

IUCN Conservation Red List: Least concern

Fun facts: It probes its long bill into the sand to fish for crabs and other invertebrates.

2020. 3. 9 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
2020. 3. 9 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
2020. 3. 9 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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