Whimbrel Portrait (IMAGE) South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Caption Whimbrel are large, striking shorebirds known for their downcurved bills, which are ideally adapted to plucking fiddler crabs from muddy burrows. Credit Matt Aeberhard/Cornell Lab of Ornithology Usage Restrictions Images permitted for use only within stories about the content of this release. Any other use is prohibited without express written permission of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Center for Conservation Media. Credit assets with contributor name and source when specified in file name. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.