The Whimbrel – (Numenius phaeopus) is a largish Wader of the family Scolopacidae. It has a Holarctic distribution wintering south to Tropical coastlines worldwide. In the AWB Region it is noticeable on passage in the S Caucasus, Iran, Turkey, Cyprus, N Syria, N and E Iraq, the Levant, Sinai, N Red Sea coastline of Saudi Arabia south to Mecca, The Red Sea coastline of Egypt, and the whole of the Mediterranean coastline of N Africa. It is a winter visitor around the coastline of Arabia south from Mecca to the Arabian Gulf and the S coast of Iran. It is also a winter visitor along the eastern seaboard of Africa from N Sudan to S Somalia and on the W coast from S Mauritania to Gibraltar straights, with an unusual non-coastline wintering area in Central Mali.
Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae Genus: Numenius
Species...Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel - Species - ebird.org Whimbrel - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Whimbrel - Sub-species - birdlife.org Whimbrel - Database - avibase Whimbrel - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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