Description: Size of a crow, despite the smaller dimensions, is very much like the Curlew. The main differences are the shorter bill (less than 2/3 of the head’s length), two clear longitudinal dark bars on the nape with a lighter split in between. The length is 40-46 cm.

Habitat: Whimbrels are rare, nesting in thinner forests, former logging sites and burnt areas, high moors, and meadows. They avoid very wet mossy and grassy swamps.

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