Eurasian 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

Identification

Courlis corlieu
adult plum. breeding
Courlis corlieu
Poussin

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

Subspecific information 5 subspecies

  • Numenius phaeopus phaeopus (Norway to nc Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus islandicus (Iceland and British Isles)
  • Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris (w Kazakhstan to sw Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus rogachevae (nc Siberia)
  • Numenius phaeopus variegatus (ne Siberia)

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

Courlis corlieu
adult plum. breeding

Habitat

Courlis corlieu
adult

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

Threats - protection

IUCN conservation status
Extinct
Threatened
Least
concern
Extinc
in the Wild
Near
threatened
Not
evaluated
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC NE

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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Updated: 24-01-2021
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