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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) on a beach. The whimbrel is a wading bird and one of the most widespread of the curlews (Numenius sp.). It is a migratory bird, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland. Photographed in India.
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