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Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus

Shorebirds
Sandpipers and Snipes (Scolopacidae)

Size: Length: 18 cm

Description: A rare Rockies migrant, the red-necked phalarope has a dark back with reddish brown streaking, and a white underside. The throat is white, matched with a white eye-ring. A dark stripe runs through the eye, and the crown is dark brown. A rusty patch wraps around the nape giving the red-necked phalarope its common name. Like most phalaropes, they either wade in the shallows, or swim in circles, picking insects as they go.

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