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ImageThe Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus is a shorebird with a moderate, down-curved bill and bold head stripes, dark brown and white. This one dug up a gravid mole crab and was eating it.

Species:

Pacific sand crab (Emerita analoga)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Location (General):

Pajaro Dunes

Date taken:

April, 21 2007

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

View the Natural history for:
Numenius phaeopus
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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      Latitude: 36.876469    Longitude: -121.826716

File name: SIL_042107_3491.jpg