Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Whimbrel Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Numenius phaeopus
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Whimbrel
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Whimbrel is a sandy-brown wader with a medium length down-curved bill (adult bird length approximately 42.5 cm, weight 330 g, wing 25.5 cm, bill 8.5 cm, tarsus 5.5 cm, tail 9.5 cm). Its female is a little bigger than the male. It looks brown from above and whitish from below. It feeds on crustaceans and marine invertebrates. Three to five eggs are laid. Adults are very defensive of nesting area and will even attack humans who come too close.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Byoungsoon Jang(www.xeno-canto.org/Byoungsoon Jang), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.