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Red Phalarope

(Phalaropus fulicarius)
Alternate name(s): "Grey Phalarope"
German name(s): "Thorshühnchen"

Size: 20-22 cm; wing span: 36-43 cm
Weight: 55 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red Phalarope at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a Red Phalarope in transitional plumage from juvenile to first-winter - note how the wing coverts are already light-grey, while the black primaries are still juvenile feathers (photo courtesy of G. Normand)
[Parc des Buttes Chaumonts, 19th district, Paris, France, October 2020]

Near-lateral view of a Red Phalarope in transitional plumage from juvenile to first-winter (photo courtesy of G. Normand)
[Parc des Buttes Chaumonts, 19th district, Paris, France, October 2020]

Lateral view of a Red Phalarope in transitional plumage from juvenile to first-winter (photo courtesy of G. Normand)
[Parc des Buttes Chaumonts, 19th district, Paris, France, October 2020]

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