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Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus, in Denali National Park, Alaska.<br />
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The whimbrel 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.<br />
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It is a migratory species, wintering on coasts in Africa, South America, south Asia into Australasia, and southern North America.