Red-necked Phalarope

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Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
Basic Description

A shorebird that’s at home on the open ocean, the Red-necked Phalarope is a tiny grayish bird with a needle-thin bill. Females are brighter than males. On their Arctic breeding grounds these birds are blue-gray with a reddish wash on the neck; in winter they are a streaky gray on the back, white below, with a bold black patch across the eye.

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Other Names
  • Falaropo Picofino (Spanish)
  • Phalarope à bec étroit (French)
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