Other Names: Gray Phalarope
Distribution: Arctic coasts in summer; waters off western and southern Africa and the western coast of South America in winter.
Plumage: Females are mainly chestnut red with a blackish brown crown and face. The face is gray on back and white underneath. The upper back is blackish brown with cinnamon and tawny fringes.
Males are duller, with a brown crown and mantle streaked with white. The face is off-white, and the underparts are duller than the female's.
Juveniles are similar to the males, but with white to off-white undersides.