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Wilson's Phalarope - Enbrun, Ontario by Michael Cummings

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“The Wilson’s Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor, is a small wader. This bird, the largest of the phalaropes, breeds in the prairies of North America in western Canada and the western United States. It is migratory, wintering around the central Andes in South America. They are passage migrants through Central America around March/April and again during September/October. The species is a rare vagrant to western Europe.

Wilson’s Phalarope is about 23 centimetres (9.1 in) in length, with lobed toes and a straight fine black bill. The breeding female is predominantly gray and brown above, with white underparts, a reddish neck and reddish flank patches. The breeding male is a duller version of the female, with a brown back, and the reddish patches reduced or absent.

Young birds are grey and brown above, with whitish underparts and a dark patch through the eye. In winter, the plumage is essentially grey above and white below, but the dark eyepatch is always present." Wikipedia

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  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful bird, Michael. Lovely composition!

  • Thank you very much Deb

    – Michael Cummings

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    Marvelous capture of a beautiful bird, good work Michael!

  • Thank you Kon

    – Michael Cummings

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thank you Kathy

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingalmost 4 years ago

    Beauty Mike..never seen one before

  • Thanks Jim, not easy to find

    – Michael Cummings

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Michael, wonderful russet brown around the neck.

  • Thank you David

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray

    – Michael Cummings

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentalmost 4 years ago

    Very cool Mike, I have never seen one before

  • Thanks Daniel

    – Michael Cummings

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 4 years ago

    Lovely …

  • Thanks Barb

    – Michael Cummings

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryseralmost 4 years ago

    Great narrative to go with the image – very nice

  • Thanks Jay

    – Michael Cummings

  • paulbeattie
    paulbeattiealmost 4 years ago

    great photo.

  • Thanks Paul

    – Michael Cummings

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