Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus

f10 @ 1/250s, ISO:1000, Nikon D300S w 500mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"Red-necked Phalarope," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, winters at sea on tropical oceans.Red-necked Phalarope is about 18 cm (7 in) in length, with lobed toes and a straight, fine bill. The breeding female is predominantly dark grey above, with a chestnut neck and upper breast, black face and white throat. The breeding male is a duller version of the female. They have lobed toes to assist with their swimming. Young birds are grey and brown above, with buff underparts and a black patch through the eye. In winter, the plumage is essentially grey above and white below, but the black eyepatch is always present.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
06/28/2011