(Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus)
Chilean name: Perdiz de Mar
The Whimbrel breeds in the arctic and sub-arctic moorland and forest of the northern hemisphere and winters further south including the south of South America, South Africa and Australasia. It was abundant on the beaches of central and south central Chile during November and December.
|The sub-species N. p. hudsonicus, sometimes referred to as Hudsonian Whimbrel is the New World sub-species, breeding in North America and wintering from the southern USA to southern Chile. It differs from the nominate in being browner in colour with brown rather than whitish underwings and a brown rather than white rump. Some authorities have treated it as a separate species.|