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Scientific name: Numenius phaeopus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

The Whimbrel is a wader, one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.

This is a migratory species wintering on coasts in Africa, South America, south Asia into Australasia and southern North America. It is also a coastal bird during migration. It is fairly gregarious outside the breeding season.

This species feeds by probing soft mud for small invertebrates and by picking small crabs and similar prey off the surface. Prior to migration, berries become an important part of their diet. It also eats blue butterflies.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
1/250s f/8.0 at 1120mm (EF 800mm + EF 1.4x TC) ISO 800 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time05-Feb-2012 10:02:12
ModelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length1120 mm
Exposure Time1/250 sec
ISO Equivalent800
Exposure Bias0.00
White Balance0
Metering Modemulti spot (3)
JPEG Qualityfine (4)
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
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