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A Whimbrel in flight
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Whimbrel in flight
Image notes: The sound of summer, a Whimbrel on breeding territory
Species in Image: Whimbrel
Date: 1972
Area: Fetlar
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00839

General details:  
Common Name Whimbrel
Latin Name Numenius phaeopus
Shetland Name Peerie Whaap
Latin Group Name Charadriiformes
Latin Family Name Scolopacidae
Common Family Name Sandpipers, Snipes, Godwits, Curlews & Phalaropes
Description Fairly common breeding bird and passage migrant. Highest numbers are from May to August. Whimbrels like the short stunted vegetation of the dryer hills for nesting, the four pointed egg laid in a mere scrape.
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