Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius (phaeopus) hudsonicus

This North American form is still treated by many authorites as a race of Whimbrel, but many now regard it as a distinct species Numenius hudsonicus.

This form is a very rare vagrant to Europe, not yet recorded in Norfolk. The following photos are taken from their normal range in North America.

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Husonian Whimbrel, Monterey Peninsula (California, USA), 30th April 2005

 

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Husonian Whimbrel, Carmel River Mouth (California, USA), 29th April 2005