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Red-necked Phalarope Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Small, dainty shorebird that sits high on the water, with a slender neck and very thin, sharp bill.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Least Sandpiper, slightly smaller than a Red Phalarope.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.1-7.5 in (18-19 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-1.4 oz (27-40 g)
      • Wingspan: 12.6-16.1 in (32-41 cm)