Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53896

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Phalaropus
Genus species:Phalaropus lobatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:18 cm
Weight:40-48 g
Identification:The red-necked phalarope has gray upperparts with a thin white stripe on its wing and a black eye patch. The legs of the red-necked phalarope are long and black. The female in breeding condition has a white throat with a lower red border.
Diet:Omnivore: insects, aquatic invertebrates, seeds
Reproduction:Average clutch size is four eggs, which are incubated for 17-21 days before hatching. The chicks fledge at 20 days of age. The male is responsible for incubation.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Red-necked phalaropes are unusual among birds in that the female is more brightly colored than the male.

Other Information

Geographic:Breeds around the Arctic Circle
winters on tropical oceans
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Red-necked phalarope
short-legged wading bird
Northern phalarope
Phalaropes
Scolopacidae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Shore birds
Water birds
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53896