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Whimbrel This winter visitor to India is slightly smaller than the Eurasian Curlew with a shorter bill. Another great spot from 1 trip into the mangroves! :) Geotagged,India,John Rowell,Numenius phaeopus,Odisha,Orissa,Whimbrel,Wildlife,Winter,adhocphotographer,bhitarkanika Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Whimbrel

This winter visitor to India is slightly smaller than the Eurasian Curlew with a shorter bill. Another great spot from 1 trip into the mangroves! :)

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The whimbrel is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.

This is a migratory species wintering on coasts in Africa, South America, south Asia into Australasia and southern North America. It is also a coastal bird during migration. It is fairly gregarious outside the breeding season.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
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Uploaded Feb 17, 2015. Captured Feb 9, 2015 10:55 in Rajnagar - Pattamundai Road, Pitanda, Odisha 754248, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/4.0
  • 1/4000s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm