A small waterbird with an even smaller head, a thin neck, and a thin bill. It has a sleek oval back and a tailless, fluffy rear. Breeding birds have a crested or peaked head.
Larger than a Wilson's Phalarope, smaller than a Mallard.between robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.8-13.8 in (30-35 cm)
- Weight: 7.0-25.9 oz (200-735 g)
- Wingspan: 20.5-21.6 in (52-55 cm)