Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
Range: The Americas



Fig. 1. The long, needle-like bill and lanky, bright yellow/orange legs indicate Wilson's Phalarope. The retained juvenile coverts are consistent with a bird of the year. Photographed at Jamaica Bay, New York, 12 August 2001. Photo copyright Angus Wilson©.


Fig. 2. Side view of the same individual as Fig. 1 roosting in shallow water with a group of Black-bellied Plovers and Short-billed Dowitchers. The very narrow bill is particularly obvious in this view. Notice the small number of brownish coverts which are a remnant of juvenile plumage. Photographed at Jamaica Bay, New York, 12 August 2001. Photo copyright Angus Wilson©.


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