Thursday, 4 April 2013


Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

    Whimbrel was the most common shorebird we saw during our visit to Singapore last month. The most frequent winter visitor there is the nominate subspecies phaeopus which has white on the back and rump as shown in these pictures, as compared with the subspecies hudsonicus, the bird we usually see in Ontario, which is all dark.

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