whimbrel

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Uncertain. Perhaps from whimper +‎ -el, alluding to the sound of its cry.

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whimbrel (plural whimbrels)

European subspecies of whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
  1. A large migratory wading bird, Numenius phaeopus, of the family Scolopacidae, with a long downcurved bill.

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