whimbrel (plural whimbrels)
European subspecies of whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
- A large migratory wading bird, Numenius phaeopus, of the family Scolopacidae, with a long downcurved bill.
- 1876, "Burmah" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, p. 552:
- Aquatic birds of various kinds are very numerous, such as geese, darters (Flotus melanogaster), scissor-bills (Rhynchops nigra), adjutants (Leptoptilos argala), pelicans, cormorants, cranes (Grus antigone, in Burmese gyoja), whimbrels, plovers, and ibises.
a large wading bird, Numenius phaeopus