Oriental Bird Images

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus   - With prey
Photographer : © Gayatri N Pimple
Location :Ladghar Beach, Dapoli, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, India
Date : 5 September 2017
English synonyms:Common Whimbrel, Curlew, Eurasian Whimbrel, Western Whimbrel, Blue-Legs, Crooked-bill Marlin, Foolish Curlew, Jack, Jack Curlew, Short-billed Curlew, Striped Head
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This solitary bird kept foraging almost the whole day till the tide came up. - GNP
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