Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus - Courlis corlieu

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Numenius

  • Species
    :

    phaeopus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 46 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 76 à 89 cm.
  • Weight
    : 310 à 600 g
Longevity

12 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Numenius phaeopus islandicus (Iceland and British Isles)
  • Numenius phaeopus phaeopus (Norway to nc Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris (w Kazakhstan to sw Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus rogachevae (nc Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus variegatus (ne Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus rufiventris (Alaska and nw Canada)
  • Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus (Hudson Bay area to ne Canada)

Foreign names

  • Courlis corlieu,
  • Zarapito Trinador,
  • Maçarico-galego,
  • Regenbrachvogel,
  • Kis póling,
  • Regenwulp,
  • Chiurlo piccolo,
  • Småspov,
  • Småspove,
  • hvizdák malý,
  • koliha malá,
  • Småspove,
  • pikkukuovi,
  • Kleinwulp,
  • polit cantaire,
  • Spói,
  • kulik mniejszy,
  • lietuvainis,
  • mali škurh,
  • Средний кроншнеп,
  • Gajahan penggala,
  • チュウシャクシギ,
  • 中杓鹬,
  • นกอีก๋อยเล็ก,
  • 中杓鷸,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Shrubland : Boreal ; Grassland : Tundra, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Coral Reef, Outer Reef Channel, Back Slope, Foreslope (Outer Reef Slope), Lagoon, Inter-Reef Soft Substrate, Inter-Reef Rubble Substrate, Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land

Geographic range

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