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    Wilson's Phalarope Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Wilson’s Phalaropes are small shorebirds with long legs, slender necks, and very thin, straight, long bills. They have sharply pointed wings.

      Relative Size

      Larger than a Least Sandpiper; smaller than a Killdeer.

      Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 8.7-9.4 in (22-24 cm)
        • Weight: 1.3-3.9 oz (38-110 g)
        • Wingspan: 15.3-16.9 in (39-43 cm)