Whimbrel (Palau)

Numenius phaeopus variegatus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

WHIM

Code 6

NUMPHA

ITIS

HEAD

Whimbrel (Palau) Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Striped, Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black and white striped.
  • Forehead Color: Dark brown and white striped.
  • Nape Color: Brown and buff mottled.
  • Throat Color: Brown and white mottled.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Whimbrel (Palau) Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 39-46 cm (15.5-18 in)
  • Weight: 269-601 g (9.5-21.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White to buff, with brown streaking on neck, breast and sides.
  • Upperparts: Brown and white mottled.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Whimbrel (Palau) Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with strong fast wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-89 cm (30-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown and white banded.
  • Under Tail: Brown and white banded.
  • Leg Color: Blue-gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X