Red Phalarope
Phalaropus fulicarius

f9 @ 1/1600s, ISO:800, Nikon D300S w 500mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"Red Phalarope," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Red Phalarope (called Grey Phalarope in Europe), Phalaropus fulicarius, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, migrating mainly on oceanic routes and wintering at sea on tropical oceans.Red Phalarope is about 21 cm (8 inches) in length, with lobed toes and a straight bill, somewhat thicker than that of Red-necked Phalarope. The breeding female is predominantly dark brown and black above, with red underparts and white cheek patches. The bill is yellow, tipped black. The breeding male is a duller version of the female. Young birds are light grey and brown above, with buff underparts and a dark patch through the eye. In winter, the plumage is essentially grey above and white below, but the black eyepatch is always present. The bill is black in winter
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/05/2011