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9.25". This trim phalarope is plain-winged, with white rump. In addition to spinning in water, may also feed by dashing about on shorelines.
Breeding: Female unique, with broad black face and neck stripe blending into cinnamon. Male duller, with juist a wash of cinnamon on sides of neck and white spot on hindneck.
Nonbreeding: Suggests Lesser Yellowlegs, but whiter below, with no speckling; bill needlelike; legs greenish or straw colored.
Juvenile: Shows buffy and brown pattern above, buffy wash on breast.
Habitat: Shallow lakes, freshwater marshes, pools, shores, mudflats: in migration, also salt marshes.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:common, waterbird