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 (wĭm′brəl, hwĭm′-)
A grayish-brown migratory shorebird (Numenius phaeopus) that breeds primarily in subarctic regions and has a long, downward-curving bill.

[Perhaps alteration of whimper (from its cry).]


(Animals) a small European curlew, Numenius phaeopus, with a striped head
[C16: from dialect whimp or from whimper, alluding to its cry]


(ˈʰwɪm brəl, ˈwɪm-)

a curlew, Numenius phaeopus, of both the New and Old Worlds.
[1520–30; orig. uncertain]
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[ˈwɪmbrəl] Nzarapito m
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A Curlew Sandpiper was with a Green Sandpiper and Whimbrels at RSPB Conwy on Monday, while Spotted Redshanks are at Connah's Quay nature reserve and two Curlew Sandpipers at Morfa Madryn on Saturday.
More usual summer migrants include the first reed warblers of the year at RSPB Conwy, and good numbers of whimbrels around the coast.
The only sounds would have been the cries of the many birds - teal, greenshanks, whimbrels and widgeon - that lived on the river.
Whimbrels have left their breeding grounds in the Shetland Isles, Outer Hebrides and Iceland.
Some 200 bird species, including oystercathers, plovers, sandpipers, whimbrels and dowitchers, prefer beaches, mud flats, swamps, marshes or back bays along the North American coastline to inland areas.
Since the 1,252-acre reserve encompasses beach and woodland habitat, some 300 bird species can be spotted during the year, this month, look for kites, kestrels, and marsh hawks over the inland area, godwits and whimbrels poking about the wave edges.
Wood Sandpiper, Knot and Whimbrels are among the waders there over the weekend.
Staff on Bardsey managed to conjure up a couple of whimbrels among the curlews - they should be in west Africa (and with more storms heading our way, the staff probably wish the same).
Passage shorebirds have started to move, with Whimbrels on Anglesey and Common Sandpipers at RSPB Conwy.
Knots and whimbrels join the growing throng on the Conwy estuary, where the count of little egrets is an impressive 61 birds and a spoonbill was seen again at the weekend.
Birding this week continues to focus on Autumn migration, with southbound Whimbrels and Green Sandpiper at RSPB Conwy and a Garganey at Malltraeth Cob.
Onshore, there was plenty for wader watchers to enjoy: several knots and whimbrels each for the Clwyd estuary and RSPB Conwy, with sanderling, green sandpiper, goosander and greenshanks at the latter, and a honeybuzzard reported there.