Whim'brel noun [ Confer Whimper .] (Zoöl) Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species ( Numenius phæopus ), called also Jack curlew , half curlew , stone curlew , and tang ...
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<zoology> Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species (Numenius phaeopus), called also Jack curlew, half curlew, stone curlew, and tang whaup. Hudsonian or, Eskimo, whimbreal, the Hudsonian curlew. ... Origin: Cf. Whimper. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (0...
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• (n.) Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species (Numenius phaeopus), called also Jack curlew, half curlew, stone curlew, and tang whaup. See Illustration in Appendix.
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(from the article `curlew`) The whimbrel (N. phaeopus), or lesser curlew, is the most widely distributed curlew, occurring both in the Old World and in the New World (as two ...
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The Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is 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 A...
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The whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a bird of the plover group, closely related to and resembling the curlew, but considerably smaller and breeding in Great Britain in the Orkneys and Shetland.
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Wading bird Numenius phaeopus, order Charadriiformes, with a medium-sized down-curved bill, streaked brown plumage, and striped head. About 40 cm/1.3 ft long, it breeds in the Arctic, and winters in Africa, southern North America, South America, and South Asia. It is related to the curlew
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