Numenius phaeopus


Common Names: Whimbrel
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Sandpipers & Allies

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. It is mainly greyish brown, with a white back and rump, and a long curved bill (longest in the adult female) with a kink rather than a smooth curve.

Found near coastal areas, feeding in soft mud.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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