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Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

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Large, brown shorebird with long, decurved bill. Medium-brown plumage with distinctive stripes on head and cold brown (not warm buffy) body and wings. Prefers coastal marshes and mudflats; sometimes on beaches. Often mixes with other large shorebirds. Call a long series of short, shrill whistles.

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