Eurasian Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus

– large wader, dove-sized, smaller than Eurasian Curlew
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or (more regularly) in small to medium flocks
– sometimes mixed with other larger waders


Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF2887, 30/08/2015, Mallorca, Spain, Martin Grimm

BIF544_MPU_I1Q8164_150701_ewhimb-1_d_karrend-wiesen
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF0544, 01/07/2015, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF2888, 30/08/2015, Mallorca, Spain, Martin Grimm


Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF2889, 30/08/2015, Mallorca, Spain, Martin Grimm


Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF1072, 08/07/2016, Rerik, Germany, Roland Neumann


Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF1072, 08/07/2016, Rerik, Germany, Roland Neumann


Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF1084, 13/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann

BIF545_MPU_I1Q7225_150213_ewhimb-1_oman_masirah
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF0545, 13/02/2015, Masirah, Oman, Mathias Putze

BIF601_MPU_I1Q7224_150213_ewhimb-1_oman_masirah
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF0601, 13/02/2015, Masirah, Oman, Mathias Putze


BIF603_MPU_I1Q6196_150701_ewhimb-1_d_ruegen
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp.
BIF0603, 01/07/2015, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze


Grey Plover Pluvialis s. squatarola, AD BREED
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica ssp., AD BREED
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus ssp., AD BREED
BIF1272, 13/05/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann

voice:
– utter a variety of calls during migration
– calls also quite variable
– most often heard is a trill of 5-15ms length
– alternating, birds utter slower variants (broader gaps) of the same call
– the 1st harmonic‘s centre is at around 1,6-2,5kHz

BIF535-3_MPE0002_240815_ewhimb-1-FC_f_plouezoch_REF-S
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus spec
BIF535, 15/08/2015, Plouezoch, France, Michèle Peron

Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius p. phaeopus call in flight
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata call in flight
BIF2941, 22/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius p. phaeopus call in flight
Eurasian Curlew Numenius a. arquata call in flight
BIF2956, 22/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Eurasian Curlew (a) (v)
Bar-tailed Godwit (v)

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