Wilsons Phalarope

Range:

Western Canada and western United States.  Migrate south through Central America around March / April to winter in the central Andes of South America. Vagrant to western Europe.

Description:

Breeding females are mostly grey and brown above, and white below.  Reddish neck and reddish flank patches.

Males have a brown back and lack the reddish patches, or these are reduced in size.

Straight, thin, black bill.  Lobed toes.

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Wilsons Phalarope

Wilsons Phalarope

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Oceans
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
gray
white
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species