terrestrial

Whimbrel

Length 38-46cm (15-18″). Uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant on Grand Cayman, and even rarer in Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Prefers sandy shores, lagoons and pond edges. On migration, Whimbrels may fly distances of up to 4,000 km without stopping. Distinguished from similar species by the sharply contrasting light eye-stripe, with darker stripe above – giving the impression of a bushy eyebrow.

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