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"Red-necked Phalarope"
Red-necked Phalarope:    The Red-necked Phalarope is one of three Phalaropes species, the other two being the Red Phalarope and the Wilson's Phalarope. The phalarope genus name "Phalaropus" means "coot-footed" and was inspired by the phalarope's feet which are adapted for swimming. The Red and Red-necked Phalaropes winter at sea and have semipalmate (partially webbed) feet with lobed toes, while the more terrestrial Wilson's Phalarope has flanged toes.

Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Phalarope is an example of a common name borrowed from the scientific Phalaropus, from Phalaris plus pous, which in turn means 'coot-footed' in Greek. The name refers to the birds' lobed toes."


 
May ... Tualatin River NWR, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-necked Phalarope, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Overcast and gray, with a few sun breaks. Image taken May 5, 2014. Canon SX50.


May ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Red-necked Phalaropes, breeding plumage. Weather rainy and drizzle on sunday, overcast on monday. South Big Lake. Ridgefield NWR, Washington, River "S" Unit. Left image taken May 15, 2011. Right image taken May 16, 2011.

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May ... Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Astoria, Oregon ...

Image, 2015, Trestle Bay, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Red-necked Phalaropes, Trestle Bay, Clatsop Spit, Astoria, Oregon. Overcast gray day. Image taken May 20, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


May ... Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon ...

Image, 2014, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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DIGISCOPED, Red-necked Phalarope, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Sunny warm spring day with breeze. Image taken May 21, 2014. Nikon Prostaff 55 and Nikon AW110.


August ... Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon ...

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Red-necked Phalarope, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Image taken August 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Red-necked Phalarope, Baskett Slough NWR, Oregon. Image taken August 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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