Monday, 25 November 2013

Bird #80: Wilson's Phalarope




Common Name: Wilson's Phalarope
Scientific Name: Phalaropus tricolor
Description: 9 inches; bill black long and thin. Non-breeding: upperparts grey; underparts white; eyestripe. Breeding Male: pale pinkish wash on neck. Breeding Female: upperparts grey and brown; Black eyestripe, which continues down sides of neck.
Habitat: shallow ponds;
Statue: non-breeding migrant
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Websites:
·         Wikipedia
·         Whatbird.com