[Bristol-Birds] Re: John Sevier Lake goodies tonight-Phalarope, Moorhen

  • From: Andrew Core <andrewcore@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 12:53:12 -0700

Hi all,

I agree that this looks like a Red Phalarope.  The back of a Red-necked is
(in my experience) much more patterned, and this bird looks too stocky
(neck, body and bill) for a Wilson's or Red-necked.

For a side-by-side comparison of a similarly plumaged Red vs. Wilson's
Phalarope, see the last in the series on this page: http://bit.ly/ch9vWp.
The black stripe on the back of the neck matches up well, too (don't know if
that is diagnostic).

Nice photos, Susan!


Andrew Core
Tucson, AZ

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