COMMON WHIMBREL

(Numenius phaeopus)

Also known as Whimbrel

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Roberts VI / VII 290 / 236
Clements 2000 62.0350
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
57-7

 

A medium bird ( about 43 cm), which breeds in northern Europe, Asia and America and migrates to Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia and South America. In southern Africa it is a common migrant found along all marine shores. It lives off mollusks and crustaceans.

 

List of Stamps showing Common Whimbrel

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Aitutaki 0333 0386 1981 15c
Antigua 2767   1998 75c
Barbados 1018 0845 1994 10c
Faroe Islands 0029 0030 1977 250ore
Fiji 1227   2004 58c
Gambia 3654   2000 D5
Grenadines of Grenada 2588   1998 $1.50
Kiribati 0698   2004 40c
Korea (North) 3017 3163 1990 40ch
Liberia   2426 1999 30c
Maldives 1612 1673 1992 10la
Marshall Islands 0040 0034 1985 44c
Marshall Islands 0286 0446 1992 9c
Mauritius 0802A 0717 1989 1r50
Palau 0227 0225 1988 44c
Papua New Guinea 0624 0623 1990 20t
Philippines 3226   1999 P5
Sweden 1290 1377 1986 2k10