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The whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Whimbrel taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae is a large family of shorebirds. The Scolopacidae was first described by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot, in the year 1815. This family comprises fifteen genera, including Numenius.

The genus Numenius was erected (as Palnumenius) by Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806), a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in his Ornithologie published in 1760. The genus Numenius comprises eight species.

The species Numenius phaeopus was first introduced (as Scolopax phæopus) by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The species Numenius phaeopus is polytypic and comprises seven subspecies, viz., N. p. islandicus, N. p. phaeopus, N. p. hudsonicus, N. p. rufiventris, N. p. variegatus, N. p. rogachevae and N. p. alboaxillaris.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Numenius phaeopus
Species:N. phaeopus
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
1.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus 346
Photo by Noel Reynolds


Numenius phaeopus
2.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Photo by ADJ82

Numenius phaeopus
3.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Photo by Mdf

Numenius phaeopus
4.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Photo by Pierre Dalous

Numenius phaeopus
5.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Photo by Axel Kristinsson

Numenius phaeopus
6.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Photo by Ron Knight

Numenius phaeopus
7.Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Photo by gailhampshire

Numenius phaeopus
8.Numenius phaeopus
Photo by Nepenthes

Numenius phaeopus
9.Numenius phaeopus egg
Photo by Didier Descouens


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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whimbrel_(7558188598).jpg (cropped)
Author: Noel Reynolds | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/21/18
2.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/ (cropped)
Author: ADJ82 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Numenius-phaeopus-001.jpg (cropped)
Author: Mdf | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Numpha_in_Bouches_du_Rh%C3%B4ne,_France.jpg (cropped)
Author: Pierre Dalous | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Numenius_phaeopus_axelkr.jpg (cropped)
Author: Axel Kristinsson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/21/18
6.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sussexbirder/8079378325/ (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/21/18
7.Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gails_pictures/16608413748/ (cropped)
Author: gailhampshire | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/21/18
8.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Numenius_phaeopus_-_Yas.jpg (cropped)
Author: Nepenthes | License: CC BY 3.0
9.Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Numenius_phaeopus_MHNT.jpg (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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