Latest Phalarope Stories

2008-07-27 03:00:23

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 27--With temperatures hovering around 100, winter may be the furthest thing from most human minds. It's obviously on the mind of some shorebirds. Some have already begun their southward fall migration. Jim Sellers, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge assistant manager, said more will be on the move shortly. He's predicting a great gathering of everything from assorted sandpipers to phalaropes at the refuge. "We're already picking up...

Latest Phalarope Reference Libraries

2009-02-27 16:08:13

The Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius), known as the Grey Phalarope in Europe, is a species of wading bird that is found in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory and winters mainly at sea on tropical oceans. The Red Phalarope is approximately 8 inches long. The female is typically larger than the male. It has lobed toes and a straight bill. The breeding female is predominantly dark brown and black above, with red underparts and white cheek patches. The bill...

2005-06-02 10:09:18

The Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) is a small wader that can be found in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans. On average, the Red-necked Phalarope is 18 cm in length. It has lobed toes and a straight, fine bill. The breeding female is predominantly dark grey above, with a red neck, black face and white throat. The breeding male is a duller version of the female. Young birds are grey...

Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor
2005-06-01 20:40:49

The Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) is a small wader. It is, however, the largest of the phalaropes. This bird breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western USA. It is migratory, wintering in South America. It is a rare vagrant to Western Europe. Wilson's Phalaropes are unusually halophilic (salt-loving) and feed in great numbers when on migration on saline lakes such as Mono Lake in California and the Great Salt Lake of Utah, often with Red-necked...

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