IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The Whimbrel is a medium-sized curlew, which is mainly streaked brown, with twin dark streaks along the crown and bill. The bill is long and slightly de-curved (curved downwards), with a pink lower base. The legs and neck are long. The body is white below, with coarsely streaked brown upperparts. In flight, the light-coloured rump and streaked tail is obvious. Whimbrels feed in small groups and roost in large flocks, often with other waders. Voice: The commonest call is a far-carrying rippling 'bibibibibibibi'.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea


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