Red Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

REPH

Code 6

PHAFUC

ITIS

HEAD

Red Phalarope Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black and red-brown.
  • Throat Color: Rust-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red Phalarope Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 77 g (2.71 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Rust-brown
  • Upperparts: Brown-black and gray feathers with pale brown edges.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red Phalarope Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray-black
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Gray-brown
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