Red Phalarope

Colour - female brighter than male, with red neck and body, bill yellow near base

Length - 17 to 22 cm

Shape - short neck; plump body

Behaviour - skims zooplankton from surface waters, often by bobbing the head into the water (at a much faster rate than the Northern Phalarope performs this manoeuvre), but does not spin to create a vortex to collect this food

Distribution - less common than Northern Phalarope (although may be more abundant in specific locales); found in marine waters during migration (in the Arctic) and in winter (in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans)

Sensitivity - see Sensitivity Information on the Birds - General Information page

 [Red Phalarope thumbnail] Red Phalarope (79 KB) Lancaster Sound Area
Distribution Maps:
This species is not sensitive in this area, therefore no maps are presented.
Coronation Gulf Area
Distribution Maps:
See the Birds - General Information page.

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