Whimbrel determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Numenius phaeopus | [UK] Whimbrel | [FR] Courlis corlieu | [DE] Regenbrachvogel | [ES] Zarapito Trinador | [IT] Chiurlo piccolo | [NL] Regenwulp

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus Hudson Bay area to ne Canada
  2. Numenius phaeopus rufiventris Alaska and nw Canada
  3. Numenius phaeopus variegatus ne Siberia
  4. Numenius phaeopus rogachevae c Siberia
  5. Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris w Kazakhstan to sw Siberia
  6. Numenius phaeopus phaeopus Norway to nc Siberia
  7. Numenius phaeopus islandicus Iceland and British Isles
  8. Numenius phaeopus NA, EU n


Increased prey availability drives premigration hyperphagia in Whimbrels and allows them to leave the Banc d'Arguin Mauritania in time.
Author(s): Zwarts L.
Abstract: Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus preparing for their spring departure from the Banc d'Arguin were able to increase their daily food intake to 1.5 times the winter level. This was made possible by an increase in the proportion of the day during which their..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 78 (12): 279-300.
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Selectivity of Whimbrels feeding on Fiddler Crabs explained by component specific digestibilities.
Author(s): Zwarts L. & Dirksen S.
Abstract: Whimbrels feeding on crabs took food with a low rate of return because half of the mass was inorganic, and 30% of the organic mass within the skeleton itself was not digestible. The digestibility of this prey (65%) was therefore below the average eff..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 78 (12) : 193-208
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