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Phalarope, Red-necked
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Phalaropus lobatus
Afghanistan, Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Columbia, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Canada, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Chile, China, Colombia Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.3,600,000-4,500,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population sizes have been estimated at c.50-10,000 individuals on migration in China; > c.1,000 individuals on migration in Taiwan; > c.1,000 individuals on mig ...
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Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm (7 in) 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. ...
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