Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Numenius
Family: Scolopacidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
phaeopus
NOTES

A large migratory wading bird which probably originates from eastern Russia and Siberia. It has a curved beak and forages mainly at night and eats molluscs, crustaceans and annelids which it extracts with its long bill. It roosts communally.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: It is mainly greyish brown. In flight shows white back and rump
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Common whimbrel
Whimbrel
Habitat
NOTES: Frequently seen on the banks at the drift
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
April
August
December
February
January
March
November
October
September
Synonyms for Species
Scolopax phæopus



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