Northern Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm in length, with lobed toes and a straight, fine bill. The breeding female is predominantly dark grey above, with a chestnut neck and upper breast, black face and white throat. The breeding male is a duller version of the female. They have lobed toes to assist with their swimming. Young birds are grey and brown above, with buff underparts and a black patch through the eye. In winter, the plumage is essentially grey above and white below, but the black eyepatch is always present. They have a sharp call described as a whit or twit.

The Northern Phalarope is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The northern phalarope and the red phalarope breed in the arctic regions. The northern phalarope winters as far south as central South America and Arabia. The red phalarope winters south to southern South America and Africa. Phalaropes make up the family Phalaropodidae. Wilson's phalarope is Steganopus tricolor; the northern, Lobipes lobatus; the red, Phalaropus fulicarius. Related TopicsMurre Murre, a northern seabird. The murre is about 17 inches (43 cm) long. More

Formerly known as the Northern Phalarope, this species breeds widely across the Holarctic. Like other phalaropes, it is a polyandrous species in which sex roles are reversed; breeding females are distinguishable by brighter plumage than males and by slightly larger body size. The species is largely nonterritorial, but females fight ferociously over males, which provide all parental care. Nests are terrestrial, but the affinity of this species for water is evident through the feeding, fighting, and copulation on almost every small tundra pond. More

* The Red-necked Phalarope (formerly the Northern Phalarope) is the smallest of the three phalaropes and has the shortest bill. * They have lobed toes to assist with their swimming. * Among Phalaropes, the female has brighter plumage, and the male incubates the eggs and cares for the young. More

* northern phalarope, Lobipes lobatus — breeds in arctic regions of Old and New worlds; large flocks often seen far out at sea * Wilson's phalarope, Steganopus tricolor — breeds on the northern great plains of Canada - ... More

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Aspects of the topic northern phalarope are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * habitat (in phalarope (bird)) ...Arctic Circle are the red phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius), called gray phalarope in Britain, and the northern phalarope (P. lobatus), called red-necked phalarope in Britain. Both species winter on tropical oceans, where they are known as sea snipe. More

The Northern Phalarope is one of the small water birds that nests in the far north and winters to the south of us. It thus occurs in our latitude only for a brief period in spring and again in the fall. At these times it is likely to appear on any body of water either east or west of the Sierran divide. More

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northern phalaropenorthern phalarope - breeds in Arctic regions of Old and New Worlds; large flocks often seen far out at seaLobipes lobatusphalarope - small sandpiper-like shorebird having lobate toes and being good swimmers; breed in the Arctic and winter in the tropicsgenus Lobipes, Lobipes - a genus of Phalaropidae How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

photo of Two Northern Phalaropes photo of Two Northern Phalaropes photo of Two Northern Phalaropes with winter plumage 7. Two Northern Phalaropes 8. Two Northern Phalaropes 9. Two Northern Phalaropes DOWNLOAD pictures of other birds Pictures of other categories in this gallery All picture galleries Photo Credits: 1. William S Keller - nps 2. Bryan Harry - nps 3. William S Keller - nps 4. USFWS 5. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Phalaropus
Species : lobatus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)