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
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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