Return to Listings?

Whimbrel, Common

Roberts No: 290

Arrives Sept – Oct, departs March-April. Medium sized wader. Head boldly striped, body buff streaked brown, belly whitish. Bill about twice length of head, decurved over whole length. On Leisure Isle feeds off northern shore at low tide.

Family Name:
Numenius phaeopus
Common Name:
Whimbrel, Common
40 to 43 cm
Non-breeding Visitor
insects, small mollusks, crustaceans and worms.