Red-Necked Phalarope

Description: The wing length in the females is 9.5-13 cm, and 10-11 cm in the males. Both genders weigh 26 to 47 gr. Adult females in mating plumage have their back-side mainly greyish black with the well-visible ashen tinge and reddish bars at the edges of the back and shoulders. The head is dark grey, and there is a rusty-rufous spot on each side of the neck. On the belly side, the bird is white. Males differ by the absence of the ashen on the upper-parts, and the rufous on the neck is less developed.

Habitat: The bird lives in the Arctic areas of the North America andEurasia, wintering – which is atypical of the waders – along tropical coasts.

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